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Optima Towers

Identification

Optima Towers
101062

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
mat foundation
concrete
exposed structure
white
modernism

Usage

residential condominium
shop(s) parking

Facts

  • Before Optima Towers was built, the site was occupied by a colonial-style bank building of about 4 stories with a clock at the corner.
  • A narrow courtyard cuts into the building from Sherman Avenue, leading to the entrance. The building forms a "J" shape around the courtyard.
  • The lobby features a boldly patterned marble wall with strong diagonal veins.
  • The south end of the courtyard is elevated, with trees and landscaping. There is also a landscaped terrace along the north edge on Davis Street.
  • The building overlooks Fountain Square to the northeast. It also has its own fountains by the main entrance.
  • The balcony railings are perforated sheets of orange metal, chosen to screen personal belongings from street view and to enliven the exterior color scheme.
  • Optima Towers won the annual Design Evanston award for good architecture in April 2003. It was followed the next year by Optima Views.

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More Information

Location

1580 Sherman Avenue
60201
U.S.A.

Technical Data

41.45 m
41.45 m
41.45 m
36.20 m
33.53 m
13
2001
2002
2.67 m

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, property management, security system supplier, shell construction, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Balconies are available
  • Swimming pool is available