Back in the day, moving up to the corner office was a sure sign you’d made it. Offering greater room, abundant natural light from two walls of windows and dual perspectives on streetscapes below, a corner office was a coveted badge of success. But with more folks working from home, the corner office’s cache may be shifting to corner condominiums and apartments.
Streeterville provides a dynamic backdrop for the luxury tower Optima Signature, situated steps from the city’s “Magnificent Mile” of Michigan Avenue. With an eye to creating dramatic views, the developer, Optima, expressly designed the building’s corner units with the intention of creating column-free perspectives.
The post-tensioned concrete structure incorporates a two-way cantilevered slab. The column was placed between the kitchen and living area rather than in the traditional corner, to ensure the layouts of residences delivered unobstructed, eye-popping views from the living room’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
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