Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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60 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The distinctive "Lofts at River East" at 445 E. Illinois St. in downtown Chicago, just a block from Navy Pier, is what remains of the historic Pugh Terminal Warehouse building, a remnant of the lakefront's industrial past. The building was erected between 1905 and 1920 with 18 sections that stretched for a third of a mile. Only seven sections of the original building remain, marked by the verdigris colored pavilion (pyramid) rooftops. The rooftops of buildings 5 & 6 (right) are the areas shown in this feature. The building has lived many lives. It was revived as North Pier in the early 1990s as a shopping and dining destination. There were plans for condos, which fell through when the market crashed in 2008. Recently, the building underwent an "18-month gutting," resulting in 285 new housing units known as Lofts at River East. Studios start at $2,095. The largest units (3 bedrooms) start at $5,035.

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