Developer Related Midwest today announced that One Bennett Park, its recently completed, 70-story ultra-luxury residential tower in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, was named the 2019 residential project of the year as part of the Construction Industry Service Corporation’s (CISCO) Pride in Construction Awards. The residential project award recognizes excellence in construction projects that demonstrate high quality design, innovative construction methods, community impact and exemplary safety standards. One Bennett Park was honored at CISCO’s annual meeting held on Friday, Feb. 7.
“We are honored that One Bennett Park was recognized with this prestigious award,” said Frank Monterisi, chief operating officer of Related Midwest. “The addition of this classically-designed tower to Chicago’s architecturally renowned skyline is a reflection of Related’s long-held commitment to excellence in design and construction. As we strive to continue modeling best-in-class practices and a commitment to the highest quality workmanship throughout our business, it is gratifying to see our work rewarded by industry professionals.”
One Bennett Park is the first and only residential building in Chicago designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), reflecting the firm’s heritage of creating some of the most sought-after luxury residential buildings of the 21st century. Situated steps from Michigan Avenue and the lakefront, the Art-Deco-inspired, limestone-clad structure evokes old-world grandeur with its elegantly framed oversized windows, custom ornamental metalwork, and two grand motor courts outfitted with patterned pavers and oil-rubbed bronze doors. The building’s flagship amenity is Bennett Park, an adjacent 2-acre publicly accessible park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – landscape architecture firm for the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Maggie Daley Park, the 606 trail and the future Obama Presidential Center – that features native landscaping, a central lawn bowl, a children’s playground that serves a range of ages, two dog runs, meandering pathways and a shady grove with seating.
According to CISCO, One Bennett Park’s overall excellence in design and craftsmanship, as well as the use of innovative engineering principals in its design and construction, were factors that contributed to its selection as this year’s winner. The implementation of rigorous safety precautions and an exemplary safety record during construction were also critical factors, along with the project’s positive impact on the community through job creation and the inclusion of a publicly accessible neighborhood park.
One Bennett Park features 69 condominiums priced from $1.9 million. Located on floors 41 through 66 of the building, condominium plans include two-, three- and four-bedrooms, along with three full-floor penthouses, ranging in size from 1,737 to 8,431 square feet. The tower also features 279 apartment homes on its lower levels, with rents currently starting around $3,200 per month. Related Midwest has partnered with the Chicago office of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty to serve as the exclusive brokerage firm for One Bennett Park.
Tricia Van Horn