“Extending beyond the height of each end of the building, one curtain wall plane offers views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the opposing plane reveals the city skyline.”
— Patrick Duffy, owner of Advanced Building Products Inc., Inverness, Ill.
A glass curtain wall rises in the shape of a ship’s sail on the 45-story, 674,000-square-foot Regatta high-rise condominium in Chicago. The $86 million project was completed in the fall of 2006.
Architects, DeStefano + Partners, and Loewenberg Architects, both of Chicago; glazing contractor, Klein-Dickert Co., Kenosha, Wis.; window wall and sliding door frame engineer and fabricator, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis.; curtain wall manufacturer, Sota Glazing Inc., Brampton, Ontario; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; curtain wall sales representative, Advanced Building Products Inc., Inverness, Ill.; general contractor, McHugh Construction Co., Chicago; developer, Magellan Development Group, Chicago.
Brick façade with dual elliptical glass curtain walls; 1-inch insulating units with VE1-52 low-emissivity coating on clear glass alternating with a gray spandrel coating on the No. 4 surface.