805 N. Lasalle Offers Amenities Inside And A Great Rooftop View

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Throw a stick at new construction in River North and the Gold Coast and you’re likely to hit a residential tower designed by Palo Alto, CA-based architect Adam Berkelhamer.

One of the latest Berkelhamer-designed developments, a 15-story, 46-unit condo building, is starting to take shape at 400 West Huron. If you want to check out a finished Berkelhamer structure, Eight O Five (at 805 N. Lasalle Drive) is a fine example of luxury living in the city.

The most stunning view is from the rooftop deck on the 33rd floor. Naturally, there’s a pool and firepit.

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Eight O Five was a featured property in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago.

What will $3,200 a month get you at Eight O Five? Well, there’s a killer view, and inside the unit, you’ll find hardwood laminate floors, Euro-style cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling windows. The condos are cozy, starting at around 500 square feet, but the nine-foot ceilings offer the illusion of space.

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A quick scan of Berkelhamer’s portfolio show he’s in his element with open concept residential units and rooftop structures. In fact, he designed the Liege-Guillemins TGV railway station in Belgium, the largest roof structure in Europe.

Berkelhamer also worked closely with Santiago Calatrava in Switzerland and developed other European high-speed rail stations and bridges.


Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at bill@ChicagoArchitecture.org.

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