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Silver Tower
303 W. Ohio

Silver Tower evolved from a freestanding retail building to a bank, then to a hotel/apartment development. The final development finds a forty-story residential building with 225 units, attached parking, ground floor retail and a small connection at the base of the adjacent Bowne building, combining innovative historical renovation and progressive contemporary architecture. Horizontal banding and vertical canopy elements are arranged in such a way to draw attention across the building, creating smaller scale elements which respond to each tier of units, giving each a unique identity. At the garage base, metal and glass spandrel placement are derived from the adjacent loft buildings proportions, respecting the existing context. Higher up, the tower is broken with a recesses floor separating the residential and garage areas and allowing the insertion of a gracious sky lobby and amenity space.

The main tower form plays off of the formal city grid and regularity of the existing loft by peeling back its glass and concrete exterior creating a dramatic and changing facade along Ohio Street.

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