Lincoln Park 2550 is the first major high-rise overlooking Chicago’s Lincoln Park to be constructed in almost 40 years. It includes 219 residential condominium units, 19 single-family homes, 427 parking spaces, and a 1.25-acre private park for residents. The structure consists of a 39-story, high-rise residential tower, with portions stopping at the 17th floor and 22nd floor, creating the illusion of three separate towers. A large amenities deck adjoins the towers and includes 3-story townhouses. Under the tower, a three-story parking garage extends two stories below grade.
The foundation system consists of rock-bearing caissons, extending approximately 60 feet below grade. We used conventionally reinforced concrete to create the parking level slabs, and we positioned the lateral system’s concrete shearwalls to avoid parking and circulation aisles. Residential, parking, and amenities levels consist of conventionally reinforced concrete slabs. For the tower’s lateral system, we used concrete shearwalls that enclose the two elevator/stair cores.
An existing, on-site chapel posed challenges. Concrete secant piles were placed—extending to the rock below—along the perimeter of the chapel building, effectively sealing its existing foundation and structure. Once complete, excavation for the two-story, below-grade parking levels could begin without disturbing the chapel.
Size: 1,115,000 gsf
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Developer: Murphy Development Group