Construction update: Legacy at Millenium Park's dividing line

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I wanted to hammer out a few witty comments to accompany this construction photo from the Legacy at Millennium Park, something about how the design of the building is an homage to both the old and new of Chicago’s architecture.

But really, there isn’t much to say. You’re looking at a nine-foot-thick slab of concrete separating the parking deck below with the residential floors above. This “transition floor” (buttressed here by a support framework) is the dividing line of the 72-story high-rise, and it marks something of a milestone for the East Loop project. After this point, the high-rise will narrow sharply, becoming the slim tower we’ve seen time and time again in renderings.

Legacy at Millenium Park, 60 E Monroe St, is 85 percent sold, according to Andy Warner, of Equity Marketing. In contrast to the high-end retail strip a few blocks north, Warner describes Legacy’s location as the “Cultural Mile,” with proximity to Chicago’s art, theater and museum venues.

So far, the sales effort has left a little bit of everything in the high-rise. One-bedroom / one-bath homes start in the $430s; two-bedroom / two-bath homes start in the $$640s; three-bedroom homes with family rooms start at about $2.6 million.

I’ll post a few more pics from the furnished model later this week.

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