The 35-story high-rise underway at 10 E. Delaware Place has a sandy-colored French limestone facade with a pre-cast cornice, a style that evokes Chicago architecture of the 1920s. The detailing extends to the exterior of the ground-level garage.
“A building has to touch the ground in a very graceful way, so as you come down to ground, there’s a lot of detail,” he says. “You want to design a building so it doesn’t hit the ground – it sits on the ground.”
Architects often design the exterior of a building first and then move to the interior layout. “We don’t do that,” Lagrange says. The arrangement of rooms within the condos is paramount in his view.
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