Will the Clare stand up to the rich, Chicago Architectural past of Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham and the others that set the standard for the city’s architectural heritage? An article in this weekend’s Chicago Tribune takes a close look at the architecture surrounding the construction of the Clare, a 54 story high rise that will house 334 apartments for independent seniors and the remaining set aside for assisted living and skilled nursing care. The architectural review goes on to discuss the Chicago office of Perkins+Will went out of their way to avoid the sterile, institutional interior associated with most senior facilities and wanted to make a new kind of building. The architecture critic for the Tribune, Blair Kamin,gives a positive review of the interior and exterior of the building. It remains to be seen if residents of the building and the surrounding community give the same kind of support as the building begins its life to serve seniors.
For the full review, click here.