The unique glass façade of theWit immediately stands out to passerby thanks to the striking chartreuse accent that zigzags up the face of the building. The design both adds safety to the building and reflects the exciting aesthetic of theWit’s location in Chicago’s theater district. Reminiscent of flashing marquee lights, the bright zigzag accent has helped theWit to become a prominent location for tourists and locals alike to visit. Architect Jackie Koo says of the project, “I’m really pleased with the way it turned out, but I’m most pleased about how it has successfully become a member of the community. It’s not just a destination for tourists; it is a part of the Chicago street scene and has revitalized a formerly derelict corner of the Loop.”

 

Project Category: Exterior

Project Name: theWit

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Glass Laminator: Viracon

Glazier: Trainor Glass Company

Photographer Credit: James and Connor Steinkamp

Koo and Associates

Architect: Jackie Koo

Address: 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 235, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-276-8459