Under the new name “Cadence,” metal paneling is now being installed for the 11-story apartment building at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. The mixed-use development will include nearly 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as 161 apartments on the upper floors. The residences will range from studios up to two-bedroom apartments.
The building will feature a rooftop pool and penthouse lounge, additional indoor lounge space, a fitness room, a game room, and a business center. It also has accommodations for 77 vehicles, including bike storage.
The design by Piekarz Associates features a glass storefront system on the ground level, with dark metal trimmings. Aluminum composite paneling and recessed balconies on each side punctuate the top level. The penthouse enclosure and outdoor trellis are integrated within the top-floor amenity deck.
The 108-foot construction project is part of a larger plan called The Gateway, which is being developed by East Lake Management & Development in collaboration with AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. The first phase of this development was completed in 2015 and included two single-story retail buildings, a central plaza, and a sculpture that marks the main entrance. The next stage of this development is a six-story Hilton Hotel located to the north of the building and currently under construction, which will provide 135 hotel rooms when complete.
The closest bus transit is available for Route 50, which can be accessed via a minute-walk northeast. Additionally, several other bus routes are accessible within a five-minute walking distance. The closest CTA L service is available at the Illinois Medical District station via a seven-minute walk northeast.
This high rise tallies at a reported construction cost of $50 million. The general contractor is Global Builders Inc, with apartments set to be move-in ready by this year.
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Oof, the renderings were underwhelming and the results follow-suit. The massing is actually quite nice. But that metal paneling is such a B-rate facade treatment. Love how they thought throwing in a few discolored panels here-and-there would dress it up. Either way, housing is good, especially in that vicinity, which needs something else other than commercial / institutional uses.
Completely agree with the random discolored panels her-and-there. I don’t understand how architects view this as creative design. If only the randomness of the panels was either changed (how about one lighter band across the building or some other unifor fashion) or eliminated altogether, this would be a much better building. Still underwhelming but better.
it’s so the architect or some reviewer can mention how the facade “breaks down the scale of the building”
RME “rolling my eyes” while SMH “shaking my head and LOL “laughing”.
Quite sad how far design has fallen as a priority in Chicago. I would really like to hear how the city believes they are carrying on the traditions of innovation, vision, creativity, etc. Marketing Chicago today as an architectural capital is almost purely based on past achievements. I can’t remember the last masterpiece built in Chicago. Gang’s work has been interesting but far from timeless. David Childs original design for the spire site was masterful and would have given Chicago instant icons. Nothing has been in that same realm. I honestly don’t know how another would ever get built seeing what this last boom produced and what the modern standards are.