The Lex is a mixed-use high-rise condominium, apartment and retail development in the South Loop of Chicago. This development, located at a major intersection of arterial roads and a new public transit station is a critical site in Chicago, bridging the neighborhood scale of the South Loop with the regional scale of the McCormick Place Convention complex. The two main interconnected building volumes fit seamlessly into the broader site in unique ways: on South Michigan Avenue, a six-story structure filled with lofts compliments the scale of the historic district, and a 35-story apartment tower houses compliments the scale of McCormick Place. Overall, the two volumes house 320 residential units. Below the residences is a base of retail and amenity spaces, including outdoor and indoor community spaces.
Design Principals: Christopher Groesbeck and Nan Zhou / Architect-of-Record: VOA/Stantec