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Sculpting a Green Office

March 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

“In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action.” So begins a quote often attributed to Michelangelo. “I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes as mine see it.”

The eight-story building at 20 North Michigan Avenue was such a sculpture—a green, innovative office building trapped in an aging warehouse. It just took a little foresight and years of carving to release it.
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