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The Heritage at Millennium Park

The Heritage at Millennium Park
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The Heritage from the east
General information
TypeMixed use
LocationChicago, Illinois
Address130 N. Garland Ct.
Construction started2003
Completed2005
Height
Roof631 ft (192 m)
Technical details
Floor count57
Floor area1,118,779 sq ft (103,938.0 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectSolomon Cordwell Buenz
DeveloperMesa Development, LLC
Main contractorWalsh Construction Company

The Heritage at Millennium Park, located at 130 N. Garland Court in Chicago, Illinois is a mixed-use tower. Completed in 2005, with a height of 631 feet and 57 floors, the building was designed by the architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architects of Legacy Tower as well). It is the 36th-tallest building in Chicago. In what is becoming common practice with newer buildings[citation needed], the Heritage preserves and makes use of the façades of four existing buildings in its base.

The Heritage is located directly to the west of Millennium Park, with unobstructed views of Millennium Park, parts of Grant Park, and Lake Michigan. It is directly opposite the Marshall Field and Company Building on Wabash Avenue. It has a private indoor pool, health club, dog run, party room, rooftop deck, and indoor parking. The tower is included in the extensive downtown underground pedway system. In addition to condominiums, the Heritage also contains ground floor retail space.

Trivia

Harris Theater (left) and The Heritage at Millennium Park (right) from Randolph Street

It was said that Mayor Richard M. Daley was considering moving to the tower, but later decided to stay put in his South Loop residence as noted in an article in the Chicago Tribune in November 2005.[1]

According to the 2000 census, 16,388 people live in the Loop. More recently[when?], 60602 was named by Forbes as the hottest zip code in the country[citation needed], with upscale buildings such as the Heritage at Millennium Park leading the way for other buildings such as Waterview Tower, The Legacy at Millennium Park and Momo. The median sale price for residential real estate was $710,000 in 2005 according to Forbes. The average sale price at the Heritage in 2006 was $1.283 million according to data from the MLS and Rubloff.

The building bears a slight resemblance to One Rincon Hill in San Francisco which was designed by the same architectural firm.

Position in skyline

311 South WackerWillis TowerChicago Board of Trade Building111 South WackerAT&T Corporate CenterKluczynski Federal BuildingCNA CenterChase TowerThree First National PlazaMid-Continental PlazaRichard J. Daley CenterChicago Title and Trust Center77 West WackerPittsfield BuildingLeo Burnett BuildingThe Heritage at Millennium ParkCrain Communications BuildingIBM PlazaOne Prudential PlazaTwo Prudential PlazaAon CenterBlue Cross and Blue Shield Tower340 on the ParkPark TowerOlympia Centre900 North Michigan875 North Michigan AvenueWater Tower PlaceHarbor PointThe ParkshoreNorth Pier ApartmentsLake Point TowerJay Pritzker PavilionBuckingham FountainLake MichiganLake MichiganLake MichiganThe skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground is a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.

See also

References

Inline
  1. ^ As reported in the Chicagoist website with link to Tribune article.

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