Lap of luxury with low-e glass at Chicago condo tower

February 20, 2007

The basics: Museum Park Tower IV, the 36-story luxury condominium tower in the 30-acre Museum Park development in Chicago, features floor-to-ceiling glass that provides views of the city and Lake Michigan.
The players: Architect, Pappageorge/Haymes Ltd., Chicago; developer, construction manager, The Enterprise Cos., Chicago; glazing contractor, Benson Global, Chicago; window system supplier, Moduline Window Systems, Terrell, Texas; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.
The glass and systems: Three different types of vision glass, all low-emissivity: VRE1-46 with a silver tint, VE5-52 with deeper blue tint, and VE1-52 with a lighter blue tint, in the Signature Series window system with horizontal floor slab covers and Terra Swing Series terrace doors.

Photos by William Gnesh, The Apple Group Architectural Photography, Chicago