Riverline, Chicago’s Next Big Community Breaks Ground in the South Loop

Chicago Architecture recently wrote a great article about Riverline’s Groundbreaking Event. Ralph Johnson, global Design director of Perkins + Will, eloquently describes how “the buildings will display variety, yet continuity and cohesiveness in their materials and color. The rental building Ancora, for example, will have a more industrial look, featuring steel, concrete, and glass. Current will incorporate a more refined version of this industrial character. Both will bring natural elements of the landscapes into the buildings’ public amenity spaces.”

He goes on to explain how rare it is to be able to create a dialog among ten different buildings. This combined with Riverline’s restorative connection to the river makes it an extremely unique project to work on. Riverline will eventually welcome 3,600 new families to the neighborhood and essentially create a brand new community. “It’s an exciting moment for Chicago,” said Todd Snapp, Perkins + Will design principal, “this is a great opportunity to reengage, revitalize, and establish a new, unique riverfront community and destination for the South Loop.” For more information, check out the article!

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