1620 South Michigan

Chicago, IL United States

Brininstool + Lynch


Project Description


Originally planned as two independent twelve story structures, this building shares a common core that functions as a bridge joining the two. The north structure is perpendicular to the street to offer a vertical contrast with the horizontally oriented south structure. Its perpendicular orientation also maximizes the north structure’s views of the Loop and the surrounding outdoor living spaces.

The south structure aligns with the sidewalk and the principal massing on Michigan Avenue. Its varied insets become outdoor living spaces that humanize the structure’s monumental scale. A two story base common to both structures establishes a cohesive retail and residential streetscape. Translucent glazing encloses the additional second level parking, while an articulated metal siding systems conceals the building’s ventilation system.


Project Details

1620 South Michigan
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  • General Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease 
  • Photography: Darris Lee Harris, Padgett and Company 
  • Civil Engineer: IG Consulting 
  • Structural Engineer: C.E. Anderson & Associates 
  • Mechanical Engineer: WCW Engineers 
  • Electrical Engineer: Environmental Group 
  • Plumbing Engineer: WCW Engineers 
  • Fire protection: WCW Engineers 
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Project Size:
    308,700 sq ft


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