740 N RUSH STREET, CHICAGO
Todd Halamka + Partners has been commissioned to design a new 50 story tower at the corner of Rush and Ontario streets in Chicago. With Lend Lease and NORR, a vertically stacked high-rise select service hotel and high-end boutique hotel is planned for a 2017 opening.
An existing four story masonry structure along Rush is to remain for restaurant, retail and new hotel functions. The hotel tower purposefully sets back from both Rush and Ontario streets to maintain a pedestrian street scale, optimize hotel room views and maximize light and air to the adjacent neighboring buildings.
Massing and materials introduce a light and elegant blend of glass, metal and stone at the street and a carefully proportioned and detailed glazed tower above. Extensive planted roof gardens are planned at three separate levels to integrate with interior program, street level plantings, and environmental stewardship to the neighborhood.
Image 3 by Image Fiction for TH+P
Image 8 and 9 by H2 Studios for TH+P