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Twin Towers East

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Identification

Twin Towers East
116878

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
aluminum
brick
curtain wall
applied masonry
light yellow gray
modernism

Usages

rental apartments

Facts

  • The north & south façades are recessed, with ridged aluminum spandrels separating each level of windows.
  • The elevator doors are unusual for a modern building, with doors that swing instead of sliding.
  • 105 of the 126 apartments have views of Lake Michigan.
  • Originally built as housing for U.S. Army personnel at the Fifth Army Headquarters, immediately south of the site.
  • Located on the edge of Burnham Park, southeast of Twin Towers West. A wide bicycle path runs just east of the building.

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Location

1649 East 50th Street
5000 South Chicago Beach Drive
1649 East 50th Street
60615
Kenwood
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

211.84 ft
208.84 ft
183.67 ft
8.58 ft
7.88 ft
67.50 ft
70.83 ft
22
1
1951
1952
2
34

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Features & Amenities

  • Dry cleaning service is available
  • Exercise facility is available
  • Laundry room is available
  • Storage space is available
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