Robert A.M. Stern’s first Chicago tower nears completion

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            <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Now, his first Chicago skyscraper, Streeterville&rsquo;s One Bennett Park, is nearing completion. [...]

“It has a very special site,” he said. “It will be a building that is memorable, I hope. I think it has already made an impression on the skyline. I would describe it as a building that has roots in the skyscrapers of New York in the 1920s and ‘30s, which people generally call Art Deco, but maybe that’s a kind of sloppy term.”

“There are a lot of architects who seem intent on entertaining other architects,” Stern says in his WTTW interview. “I would like the respect of my peers, but I would like the public to embrace my buildings.”

Image: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Image: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

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