The Soo Line Building is a 19-story office building constructed of reinforced concrete and steel framing. Constructed in 1915, the building is ornamented with Second Renaissance Revival details. Over the years, the structure fell into disrepair and underwent several renovations that did not respect its historic attributes. BKV Group was selected to renovate the building into luxury apartment units and added retail/restaurant and office space. The team paid special attention to the building’s historic features, and rehabilitated them where possible while creating a fun, up-to-date and trendy place to live.
Client: City Club Apartments
Type: Market-Rate, Creative Reuse, High-Rise
Size: 310,000 SF; 254 units
The Soo Line Building features top-of-the-line amenities, including a fitness center, indoor/outdoor rooftop swimming pool, an indoor Skypark and lounge, walk-through closets, and hardwood floors throughout. Interior improvements included upgrading or replacement existing HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and fixtures. The team also upgraded the fire suppression system and the main lobby and grand staircase were reoriented to their historic positions, preserving the historic fabric while adding necessary modern updates.