River North New Construction Condos Delivering In 2019

A walk through the River North neighborhood will allow anyone to easily see that River North has been a hotbed on high end new construction condos and apartment buildings over the last few years.  River North has more larger (20+ units) new construction condo buildings in various stages of marketing and development than any other downtown adjacent neighborhood in Chicago.   Continue reading “River North New Construction Condos Delivering In 2019”

Lucien Lagrange’s Long Lasting Impression On Chicago Architecture

The Pinnacle Tower, one of the signature Lucien Lagrange-designed buildings in the city.

Few architects have had the impact on Chicago’s skyline as has Lucien Lagrange. Lagrange has designed 27 important buildings in the city, including many in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Some of the key buildings that this Paris-born architect has designed include Chicago’s Park Tower, 65 East Goethe, the Waldorf Astoria and the Ritz Carlton Residences.

Lagrange isn’t quite as prolific as he once was, and he officially announced his retirement at least once, in 2010. “Retired,” though, isn’t quite the right word. Lagrange today runs his own Chicago-based studio, and is now working on a five-story luxury housing development in downtown Winnetka.

Lagrange, though, is best known for his work in the city, and his influence in River North has been particularly impressive.

Interested in living in a Lucien Lagrange building? You have plenty of options. Lagrange is known for his range. As his studio’s website says, he is one contemporary architect who can design everything from a Beaux-Arts hotel to contemporary steel-and-glass office towers. Continue reading “Lucien Lagrange’s Long Lasting Impression On Chicago Architecture”