Sited on a deep, triangular shaped lot, 710 W. Grand breaks away from the traditional rectangularity of development projects that Chicago's grid often dictates. The building responds through a bend in its form, resulting in two rectangular elements joined at a 30-degree angle. White terracotta wraps the sides of the building and shifted punched openings activate these façades. The two ends, one of which is the street front, are marked by glass window walls that are complemented with varied metal finishes. The building offers an amenity penthouse and rooftop with a fitness room, kitchen, private dining room, lounge, outdoor terrace, and grills. Residents have access to multiple forms of public transportation just steps away. In line with the firms' sustainable principles, the project earned Green Globe certification.
100,350 square feet
Eriksson Engineering, Civil
Matson Ford, Structural
WT Engineering, MEP
Lynch, Brad, David Brininstool, and Reed Kroloff. Brininstool Lynch: Making Architecture. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2019.