Shall we dance?

With edgy architecture and twisting towers, the X/O condominium development in Chicago is creating a buzz on the street
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View of living space in the X/O development.

In a city renowned for its architectural innovation, a new condominium project has taken high-rise design to a whole new level. The X/O condominium development in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood challenges traditional expectations in terms of both its design and facilities.

Developed by Kargil Development LLC, and designed by architect Lucian Lagrange, the project presents two towers, one of 34 stories, the other 46 stories. Floor plates incrementally increase and decrease, so the buildings appear to move closer and then separate a design that Lagrange likens to a couple dancing a sensuous tango.

"The two forms appear to be dancing in the sky," he says. "We dressed the towers in a thin wall of glass so the sky and clouds are reflected in them. This adds to their allure."


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View of the X/O Condominiums

Developer Keith Giles says X/O's avant-garde design makes a strong statement in response to the city's architectural heritage, and the future direction of condominium design.

"The time has come to build something different to the typical glass and concrete high-rise box," he says.

X/O also points to new trends in the provision of lifestyle facilities. The development features a large park, and includes a 13,000sq ft lifestyle center incorporating a fitness spa and an aqua grotto with cascading waterfalls.

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For more information, contact the X/O Sales Gallery, 5th floor, 1712 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, phone (312) 986 0008. Or visit the website: www.xocondominiums.com.

Feb 08, 2008
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