Award for Rehabilitation

Hairpin Lofts


Primarily vacant for 20 years, the 1929 Hairpin Lofts had extensively deteriorated. Situated in the Logan Square neighborhood, the building and the surrounding area were languishing. One of four buildings that anchors the six-corner intersection, it is a significant component of the streetscape. The masonry façade was in disrepair, missing its parapet and stone profiles, therew were structural defects, and the interior was deteriorated and partially demolished. The exterior masonry was restored. And the interiors were rehabilitated using sustainable technologies, which earned LEED Gold. Now a “beacon of vitality” within the community and gratefully acknowledged by residents and businesses alike.

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