Skybridge

Award winning residences in Chicago's vibrant West Loop

737 West Washington Boulevard

Chicago, Illinois 60661

 

Skybridge was designed by the noted Chicago-based architectural firm of Perkins + Will with Ralph Johnson as Design Principal.  Construction was completed and the building welcomed its first occupants in 2003.

A pair of 37-story towers originally comprising 237 dwelling units sits on top of a block-filling, five-story podium.  The towers are connected with a 30-foot long glass-enclosed bridge on every residential level, hence the name: "Skybridge".  Typically there are three units in the south tower and six in the north tower.  Several units in the buildings have been combined thus reducing the total number of occupied units to 223.  The podium houses the condominium lobby and service areas along with a full-size Dominick's grocery store on the ground level, and parking on levels two through five.  Within Dominick's are a Starbucks coffee shop, Chase branch bank, and pharmacy.  One level below grade houses building system equipment areas, storage for the condominium units, and parking for the grocery store.

The completed building met with much critical acclaim in the architectural press and profession.  The jury awarding the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2004 National Honor Award said:

 "...Skybridge is the successful marriage of architect and developer...a breakthrough in residential high-rise design...this tower becomes a delight on the Chicago skyline."


Awards
  • Best New Building of 2003
    Friends of Downtown, Chicago
  • Distinguished Building Award 2003 
    Chicago Chapter, AIA
  • Award of Merit - Residential 2003 
    Midwest Construction Magazine
  • National Honor Award - 2004
    AIA
  • Grand Award - 2005
    Residential Architect Magazine