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sive landscaping and a dog run that is accessible to the public,"
says bKL Architects, the designers of the project.
The park isn't the only part of the project to embrace nature.
According to records of the Chicago Department of Buildings, the
building will incorporate a 5,690-square-foot green roof and is
aiming for LEED certification.
The project's green features match Magellan's core values for
all of its projects. "Magellan develops environmentally sensitive
urban communities that combine innovative architectural design
with high-quality construction," the company says. The building
itself has a modern design that speaks to the luxury within.
"This modern glass and masonry residential tower was
inspired by the historical buildings in its surrounding River
North neighborhood," bKL Architecture says. The primarily glass
structure is designed in an L shape, with the tower in the middle
of the block and the podium and outdoor deck jutting out to the
corner of LaSalle and Superior, allowing residents to look out
their windows onto Magnificent Mile, River North and the rest of
When it came time to decide what company would actually
build the project, Magellan chose Linn-Mathes, a general contractor with nearly a century of experience in Chicago.
"Now in our third generation of family ownership and operations, we continue to uphold our unmatched dedication to client
satisfaction, quality craftsmanship and integrity at every level,"
the company says. "With decades of experience and a diverse
portfolio of completed projects, our team is ready to handle
building and renovation projects of all kinds."
The company's range of services made it ideal to oversee the
building of Exhibit on Superior. Linn-Mathes is experienced
in preconstruction services, general contracting, design-assist,
building information modeling. Through the use of lean methods, Linn-Mathes delivers projects on time and within budget.
"As an integrated project delivery method similar to design/
build, our lean construction concept also utilizes MEPFP BIM
coordination to maximize prefabrication of mechanical systems
and reduce waste," the company says. "By using a three- to sixweek schedule look-ahead process, we can identify potential
logistical, procurement and coordination issues before they
arise on site. We also implement the design, measure, analyze,
improve and control process into our project problem solving
and scheduling functions to maximize the impact of our efforts."
Linn-Mathes began working on the building's foundation at
the end of July 2015 and the building is expected to be finished
in 2017. With construction nearing the final phases at Exhibit on
Superior, Linn-Mathes and Magellan have already partnered on
another residential building. Work began in 2015 on a 39-story,
442-unit apartment tower at 167 W. Erie St.
The project, called Gallery on Wells, shares some similarities
with Exhibit on Superior, but will feature larger units. LinnMathes is also acting as the general contractor on that project.
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