The Fannie Emanuel Apartments, the latest addition to the skyline on Chicago’s West Side, spans 20 stories and over 124,000 square feet. Originally constructed in 1963, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) project was renovated in 2017 as an investment to the surrounding community. The Fannie Emanuel Apartments is the only senior residence facility in the area, and the project has garnered an amazing response from tenants to fill it’s 180 units.
To replace the project’s crumbling brick façade, the architectural team specified a dynamic mix of Formawall Dimension Series and Graphix insulated metal panels in alternating bands of Allusion Blue Zinc and embossed Chromium Gray. The retrofit not only provided a much-needed aesthetic facelift, but also boosted the building’s thermal and moisture performance.