Getting Boxy in Chicago’s South Loop

Midwest, Ticker
Monday, January 23, 2012
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Chicago’s South Loop skyline may be getting a new bobble in the form of a boxy rental residential tower across from the Roosevelt University vertical campus. Designed by Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture, the black boxes cantilever over the edge of the one below, creating a cubic counterpoint to Roosevelt’s zig zag. Many of these stacked box schemes—including a project in Jersey City by OMA and the dead Museum Plaza by REX in Louisville—have never made it off the drawing board, so it will be interesting to see if the locals can pull it off.

One Response to “Getting Boxy in Chicago’s South Loop”

  1. Brian Beaird says:

    Just because you can do a thing doesn’t mean it should be done. Stacked boxes are not a pretty sight in my garage, and the concept does improve at a much larger scale.

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