Museum Park, Tower IV

Floor-to-ceiling glass at the $79.5 million Museum Park, Tower IV in Chicago offers residents of the luxury condominium tower unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, nearby Grant Park and the adjacent Museum Campus, home to the city's planetarium, aquarium and natural history museum.

The 608,000-square-foot, 37-story building is part of the 30-acre Museum Park development in Chicago's South Loop, a former rail hub transformed into a community of condo towers, loft buildings, town houses, a clubhouse and two parks. The Enterprise Cos. of Chicago is the developer for the community, a $367 million investment to date.

Pappageorge/Haymes Ltd. of Chicago served as the architect, and Kenny Construction Co. of Wheeling, Ill., as the general contractor and construction manager.

Museum Tower IV features three different types of vision glass, all low-emissivity, says Mark Moser, project manager from the glazing contractor Benson Global of Chicago.

“The glass types all feature a little different coating—the first is more silver, the second a deeper blue, and the third, a lighter blue,” Moser says.

The 1-inch insulating units feature three types of glass from fabricator Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., including VRE1-46 for the silver tint, VE5-52 with the deeper blue tint, and VE1-52 with a lighter blue tint.

Moduline Window Systems of Terrell, Texas, supplied its Signature Series window system with horizontal floor slab covers and Terra Swing Series terrace doors.

The building opened to residents in May 2006.