2111 S. Wabash Ave., a 24-story, 275-unit residential building, has begun construction in the McCormick Square area of Chicago’s South Loop. Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing the building.
The multifamily building will have a modern, asymmetric base topped with a glass tower with a “sawtooth” façade. The sawtooth design will provide functional living areas in the form of bays within individual residences.
“By selectively extruding the façade, we were able to not only capture great views to downtown from the units, but also create a prismatic effect in which the light will constantly change the appearance of the building depending on the time of day,” said John Lahey, Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, in a release.
Apartment units will range from 529 to 1,411 sf and include one-, two-, and three-bedroom plans. Units will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring, and kitchens with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.
A 25,000-sf amenity level on the fourth floor will include a club lounge with bar; co-working space; music practice and performance rooms; a game room; fitness and yoga studios; and a landscaped outdoor terrace with dining and grilling stations, fire pits, cabanas, and a pool.
The project is slated for completion in the summer of 2020.