50 East Chestnut in Chicago

Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Construction progress as of September, 2007<br>Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 50 East Chestnut in Chicago, Illinois
Construction progress as of July, 2007<br>Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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50 East Chestnut
Formerly:Cafe Luciano Building

50 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, Gold Coast 60611
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50 East Chestnut is one of the more luxurious skyscrapers to rise in Chicago's Gold Coast in years. Though it is 39 stories in height, it has just 34 floors of residential space; and only one tenant for each floor. Some floor plans have a larger square footage than many people's homes, and
include libraries, media rooms, and living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens that are separate from each other.
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Like many other buildings in the city, the ground floor is retail, followed by a parking garage, and a fifth-floor patio deck. Above this rises the main shaft of the tower. A flat parallelogram on three sides, the southwestern exposure is curved to offer panoramic views of Midwest sunsets. Most important, this view faces Connors Park -- a small piece of greenery at the intersection of North Wabash and Rush Streets. This should help preserve the building's views in a time when so many residential skyscrapers cannibalize each other's vistas.
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The building is clad in glass and a stone grid in classic 1990's style. The top takes a slightly more interesting direction with the addition of setbacks and a decorative crown.

Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Residences: 34.
Notes
  • Developer: Charles Huzenis
  • Developer: Rush/Chestnut LLC
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  I like the curve of the building and the shape and design. I have to say, I don't know Matt, but he and his crew did a great job on the building. I got a picture myself of this building on December 17, 2007. I like how the glass is Blue with white concrete walls. I hope they build more like this one.

Brent Kampert - Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 11:43am  

  I helped build this building.it is very nice inside and out.I like the picture because I was on one of the swingstages when this picture was taken

matt - Saturday, January 5th, 2008 @ 2:53am