The Legacy at Millennium Park has been announced by the Chicago District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as a 2012 Vision Awards finalist. The luxury high-rise development has been recognized for innovation, best practices and contributing to the growth of vibrant communities.
Legacy at Millennium Park is a 72-story new construction that was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Mesa Development, LLC and Walsh Investors, LLC, all based in Chicago. It features 356 luxury condominiums that overlook Millennium Park, Lake Michigan and downtown. Remaining units range in price from $393,000 for an 875-square-foot one-bedroom floor plan to $6,000,000 for a 9,301-square-foot full-floor penthouse.
According to ULI Chicago, the Vision Awards honor those projects and programs that have used creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem-solving, or visionary ideas contributing to the growth of vibrant communities.
Mesa and Walsh negotiated air rights with their neighbors to the east to preserve views of Millennium Park and the lake and constructed a sky bridge connecting the Legacy at Millennium Park with the neighboring University Club of Chicago. The building was also a finalist for the 2010 Emporis International Skyscraper Award, and was also named Best New Residential Building of 2010 by Friends of Downtown.
Click here to see the full list of finalists. Winners will be announced at the 2012 Vision awards on June 6th.