Hi. This is Richard and Patrick to explain the motivation behind brightening up the look of the Harrison West complex.
First of all, neglected maintenance of the perimeter of the property reminded us of...
a beautiful cruise ship, but with a rusting hull. Would you take a cruise? We hope to inspire more holistic maintenance in the future.
Secondly, next to their gleaming new neighbors, the faded and dingy Harrison Towers stand out like two dowagers bemoaning the present.
Although it wasn't that long ago when we were still considered "modern architecture."
South elevation. A similar concept as before, but lighter and more clearly defined.
"Clearance" signage at porte-cochère
East elevation. A similar concept as before, but lighter and more clearly defined.
Detail at east and west side entries
Townhouses along 2nd Ave Mall looking north towards Pettygrove Park
Before and after detail below townhome balconies
Northeast corner looking south from Pettygrove Park
View along 3rd Ave Mall looking south
East side wall with deck coating
Detail at garage entry
Detail at garage entry
Detail at freight elevator
Detail at trellis support
Townhouse new fascia detail
Sheet A Revised and Clarified.png
Revised August 6 and August 9, 2021
Sheet B - HW entry detail
Sheet C - HW corner detail
Sheet D - HW townhome courtyard elevations
Sheet E - HW townhomes and periphery
Sheet F - Miscellaneous topics
Sheet G - garage and elevator details
These were after-the-fact influences. In other words, projects that came to mind after we had developed the color schemes.
Frank Lloyd Wright 1901: Willits House, Highland Park, Il. Quintessential Prairie House. Note tan surfaces and dark horizontal banding.
Mies van der Rohe 1960: typical townhomes at base of high rise residential tower. Note tan sidewalls and dark fascia. SOM was a disciple firm of Mies van der Rohe. This was the trend in the early 60s.
Frank Lloyd Wright 1956: Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK. This was Wright's only constructed high-rise tower. Note banding at alternating floors that stretches around tower.
Oops...let's not forget the spumoni.
North townhouses with fascia
Townhouses 1 and 2 with mockup of how the added fascia and coping will appear.
Typical condition of existing roof over townhouses.
This is not a scale model--it's the real world of placing insulation and a new membrane on the old roofs.
The finished roof awaiting the installation of flashing and coping.
The north elevation--the first drop painted--as seen in a reflection from the Black Box Building.
The north elevation--the second drop painted--as seen in a reflection from the Black Box Building.
The north elevation--finished, except for railings--as seen in a reflection from the Black Box Building.
The east elevation with Drop 10 just finished 9-3-2021.
The west elevation completed 9-2-2021.
West elevation completed; the north elevation still in progress.
The Dowagers of Harrison Street revisited
TH11-TH12 roof work barely begun -- day one -- 9/14
TH11-TH12 roof work insulation in place -- day two -- 9/15
TH11-TH12 roof work membrane in place -- day three -- 9/16