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Founded in 1858, this not-for-profit retirement community had outgrown the outdated cluster of buildings it had grown to encompass. Torn down in 2007 to make way for a new modern facility, the project was forced to be put on hold during the economic downturn. Due to growing demand for retirement housing, the project roared back to life after a two-year hiatus, opening its doors in September of 2012 with 31 floors of living space, garden and rooftop terraces, long-term health care facilities, restaurant-style dining, and a variety of cultural, social and recreational amenities.
Built with post-tensioned concrete and shelf angles on every floor, the $200 million facility boasts a sleek and modern façade of smooth finish Franklin Stone in Liberty Gray accented with brick on the lower levels. The classic limestone appearance of Franklin Stone pairs with the brick to add a homey feel to the residential high rise.
Architect Firm: Perkins + Will, Inc. - Dallas, TX
General Contractor: Lend Lease Construction, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Masonry Contractor: Masonry Company, Inc. - Wheeling, IL