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Enwave Customer LondonHouse Wins Historic Preservation Award

At ceremonies Oct. 22, 2016, Landmarks Illinois named LondonHouse Chicago – an Enwave Chicago customer – winner of a 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award in the adaptive reuse category.

The 452-room LondonHouse Chicago hotel evolved from the construction of a glass tower between the restored and converted London Guarantee and Accident Building, a 1923 Beaux-Arts skyscraper designed by Alfred Alschuler. In bestowing the award, Landmarks Illinois wrote, “The narrow, 65-foot-wide infill building was completed by filling in a parking lot, and was designed to be respectful of, and subservient to, the classical structure of the London Guarantee and Accident Building and the Art Deco faces of the flanking 1920s-era skyscrapers.”

Check out our preview of LondonHouse Chicago, posted prior to its June grand opening.

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards aim to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect and promote historic resources. Nine awards were presented; three of the recipients were in Chicago.

Founded in 1971, Landmarks Illinois is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the people of Illinois. Landmarks Illinois emerged from the effort to save the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, which was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.

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