Studio Gang-Designed Apartment Tower Tops Out in Chicago
Solstice on the Park, a 26-story apartment tower designed by Studio Gang in Chicago’s Hyde Park, topped out in late August, Curbed Chicago reported. The project took approximately a decade to come to fruition, ending up as a 250-unit structure with a 300-space parking garage that will be shared with a neighboring property. Its angled, glass façade features panels alternating between vertical and a 72˚ angle, mimicking the position of the sun during the summer solstice. Developed by MAC Properties, Solstice on the Park joins two other Studio Gang-designed buildings in Hyde Park. Residents are expected to start moving in sometime in 2018.
37-Story Mixed-Use Plan by SOM for Downtown Evanston
Nonprofit Northlight Theatre aims to be the street-level tenant in a proposed 37-story tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston, Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reported. The plan, which would include a hotel, restaurant, apartments and parking, was unveiled by a team led by Farpoint Development in September. A dilapidated 1926 movie theater on the site would be razed. Farpoint principal Patrick O’Connor said the building would solidify Evanston’s downtown arts district. Northshore would relocate from shared space in the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie and draw people from throughout the Chicagoland area to what the source described as a “theater-loving college town.” The targeted completion is fall 2020.