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Arc at Old Colony

Address

37 W. Van Buren St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: Closed

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Long Lines Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Holabird & Roche, 1894

Renovation

Pappageorge Haymes, 2015

Description

The 17-story Old Colony Building is one of Chicago's original skyscrapers. Characterized by circular turret-like corners and large curving windows, the Old Colony was the first tall building to use interior arches for structural bracing. After years in disrepair, the building was meticulously restored and converted into high-end student residences in 2015. It serves the surging number of students attending colleges nearby. Several interior spaces still showcase the charm of original building, including historic elevator lobbies, the second floor study lounge and the 17th floor. Perched on top is a rooftop oasis with 360-degree views and a casual club room.

Behind the Scenes

Check out the second floor study lounge, the historic 17th floor and the rooftop oasis and club room.