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Krivor says. "We want to create a new building that is amazing while
keeping the original shell and saving portions of its architecture."
Momentum Construction - DLC Residential's general contracting
arm - in November 2016 started converting the building into The
Millennium on LaSalle, which will include 211 apartments and 5,000
square feet of retail space. The project will be completed next summer.
The building features a steel structure and a limestone and
'This has been a fun
project, but the historical component adds
another layer to it.'
terra cotta exterior. Much of the building's exterior, including the
windows on its first and second floors, will be preserved, while its
interior has been completely gutted and replaced.
The most notable exception to the building's interior facelift will
be marble columns and ceilings found mainly in its lobby. These
details are being removed during construction and then cleaned
and re-installed in the renovated lobby, which will feature modern
finishes, furniture and lighting.
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Momentum Construction hired consultants to ensure it properly
preserves the building's history. "This has been a fun project, but the
historical component adds another layer to it," Coldea says. "It's been
challenging, but not impossible."
In addition to installing new interior walls, Momentum Construction is bolstering the building's structure with new support beams, a
shear wall system and additional concrete piles.
The structural upgrades were necessary to support a 14th story
amenity level being added to the building. The amenity level will
include a pool, a lounge with an outdoor fireplace, a bocce ball court,
a fitness room, a dog run and a landscaped roof deck.
Other building amenities will be found in its basement, which
will include a large screening room, two media rooms, a computer lounge, a musical practice space with recording booth, a dog
wash room, a laundry/dry cleaning valet and storage.
A separate storage area for bicycles will connect to a workshop
on the first floor via a staircase with a bike ramp. This workshop
will include a part and supply vending machine, work stands and
digital media resources. The first floor will also include a coffee/