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OWP/P Belluschi Architects
111 West Washington Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60602
(t) 312-960-8383
(f) 312-827-8383
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Size: 117,000 sq. ft. GLA

Category: New Centers
(less than 400,000 sq. ft.)

Firm: OWP/P Belluschi Architects

The John Buck Company

With a 90-foot high main entry atrium, The Hotel and Shops at North Bridge is a dramatic new development on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The steel and glass atrium, accented with a hanging dichroic glass sculpture, attracts visitors to a four-story retail arcade that serves as the entry to the new North Bridge commercial mixed-use development. The curved retail space has the feel of a European street. Specialty shops are arranged along the gently rising and curving path, engaging customers to explore around the corner.

This dramatic complex incorporates a new 19-story structure sheathed with the 1929 limestone faade of the Art Deco McGraw Hill building. The design team was able to reuse 98% of the original limestone. In addition, four of the hand-carved, Zodiac-themed limestone panels by 20th century sculptor Gwen Lux that were incorporated in the original faade now form a historical display in the main atrium. Granite flooring and Italian limestone feature and column cladding add richness to the space and unify the design.


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