Solstice on the Park

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Height: Architectural 87.3 m / 286 ft
Height: Occupied 77.6 m / 255 ft
Height: To Tip 87.3 m / 286 ft
Floors Above Ground 26
Tower GFA 11,327 m² / 121,923 ft²
# of Apartments 250
# of Parking Spaces 316


Official Name Solstice on the Park
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 1616 East 56th Street
Postal Code 60637
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label Green Globes Certified, Two Green Globes
Proposed 2015
Construction Start 2016
Completion 2018

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer MAC Properties
Design Studio Gang
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
MEP Engineer
Design WMA Consulting Engineers
Engineer of Record Advance Mechanical; Ewing Doherty Mechanical; JMS Electric, Inc
Main Contractor Linn-Mathes, Inc.
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Threshold Acoustics, LLC
Façade Arup
• Lighting Lightswitch
• Vertical Transportation Jenkins & Huntington
Material Supplier
• Concrete Ozinga Chicago RMC
• Post-Tensioning AMSYSCO

About Solstice on the Park

Located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Solstice on the Park is a residential building shaped by the angles of the sun for environmental advantages. The design cuts into the building’s facade in response to the sun and orients surfaces to the optimum 72-degree angle for Chicago’s latitude, maximizing sunlight in winter for passive solar warming and minimizing light and heat gain during summer to reduce air-conditioning usage.

The building—which includes 250 dwellings and a green roof—also takes advantage of expansive views of Jackson Park to the south and Chicago’s skyline to the north.

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