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Union West Chicago

Union West Chicago

Chicago, IL

Design
Ongoing
Project Area
466,500 square feet
Consultants
WSP USA, Structural; Mackie Consultants, LLC, Civil; Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp, LLC, Landscape; WMA Consulting Engineers, Ltd., MEPFP; WMA Sustainability Solutions Group, Sustainability Consultant
Contractor
Power Construction
Materials
Brick, vision glass, spandrel glass, metal panels

Located two blocks from the Morgan El station and one block from the bustling commercial district of Randolph Street, the Union West project sits at a prominent location in the West Loop.

Comprised of two 15-story buildings, this mixed-use project is unified by a landscaped roof terrace atop a retail and parking podium. As a connective element between the towers, the terrace provides a communal space for residents.

The massing of Union West is responsive to the immediate context; the brick base and masonry frame mid-section relates to the West Loop’s industrial feel, while the top glass portion provides a light and airy impression, offering expansive views to the city. The tower’s top roof terraces look toward the city, allowing a direct communication of the project to Chicago’s downtown Loop.