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219 RIGHT: With 42 stories of shimmering glass, Optima Chicago Center proves itself a sophisticated complement to the city's famed skyline. Featuring striking contemporary style inside and out, the multifamily building is designed to foster a sense of community, connecting residents with one another and to the city as a whole. FACING PAGE TOP: The sky garden terrace frees residents to connect with the city while relaxing amid thoughtful landscaping. In addition to the dramatic infinity-edge pool and lounge area, the terrace features an array of seating areas for intimate conversations as well as get-togethers for larger groups. FACING PAGE BOTTOM & PREVIOUS PAGES: Floor-to-ceiling glass is a defining characteristic of Optima Chicago Center. The building's prime downtown location deserves to be celebrated with panoramic views from every residence and common area. Photographs courtesy of Optima "Beauty is derived from simplicity. In order for a building to be truly great and architecturally significant it must be beautiful, function well, and be structurally sound. All are equally important." –David Hovey

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