The Del Prado, built in 1918, is one of a group of distinctive buildings that mark the gateway from Lake Shore Drive into Hyde Park in Chicago. The buildings comprise a National Register of Historic Places district.
Mac Apartments is currently restoring the exterior and interior of the Del Prado, and will have studio to two-bedroom apartments available for lease beginning in August, 2011.
Architect David Gwinn of the Silliman Group is overseeing the restoration and is our tour guide in this sponsored video, in which we check the views from the roof and look at the space formerly occupied by the House of Eng. That twelfth-floor space will be reconfigured for some commercial space and penthouse apartments.
The first part of our tour focused on the exterior and the location. The second part looked at the grand ballroom, lobby and other public spaces in the building. The final part looks at the high-style Studio Gang apartments.