Legacy at Millennium Park is relatively new staple of Chicago loop Real Estate. The Legacy Tower was highly anticipated before its completion in 2010, and its final form delivered on that excitement. The slender construction is a graceful addition to the Chicago skyline. Located at 60 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, its 72 stories overlook Millennium Park, decorating the center of the loop neighborhood. At 818 feet tall, it is the fifteenth tallest building in the city.
The Legacy Tower is almost entirely residential, holding 357 luxury condominiums within its walls. It also includes space for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and additional athletic facilities for the University Club. In its effort to communicate seamlessly and efficiently with the neighborhood at ground level, the developers of Legacy also consulted Chicago’s Planning and Landmarks Departments to utilize three 6-story buildings on the build site in the final design.
The tower was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and the building’s architect of record was McGuire Igleski. Legacy took about three years to complete. The construction was somewhat controversial, as building the tower involved completely re-designing those previously mentioned historical buildings on the site. However, the Landmarks and Planning Departments made a compromise with Legacy’s developers, allowing for construction to begin as long as the developers preserved the other buildings’ historic facades. These facades were secured to the new building skeleton, and the buildings they originally fronted were demolished.
The tower offers one, two, three, and four bedroom condos, and the designers claim to have maximized each unit’s access to the lake view. Prices vary significantly between the offerings, but these views and the building’s opportune loop location fetch high sale prices for the units. One and two bedroom options list around $800,000, while 3 and 4 bedroom condos with panorama-like lake views run around $2.5 million.
These pricey units also include a host of top-shelf building amenities. The roof-decks are open to residents for gathering. The building has an indoor pool, a clubhouse, and a party room. For fitness, the legacy offers a modern exercise room, a bike room, and access to bike trails. These amenities go hand in hand with the safety and convenience that life in a downtown high-rise implies.