Restaurants with Retractable Roofs- Architectural Digest Feature

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Well, gosh, Libart did it again. Seldom is there a post on an architectural website or in a travel website that features rooftops or restaurants with an open sky and Libart isn’t at least one of them! Check out slide #2 (Chicago’s Urban Roofscape at the The Godfrey Hotel) and #4 (The Union Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis). Libart created both …

Post-AIA Chicago Party

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After the National AIA show in Chicago last month, Libart hosted a retractable rooftop party at American Junkie. It was nothing short of epic. The stats: Over 400 drinks were served Over 100 architectural professionals joined Libart to celebrate moving architecture The guest that traveled the farthest for the party was from Denver! More than 150 photos were snapped!  The photos are …

Spotted in the Midwest Architects Newspaper

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The I/O Urban Roofscape keeps popping up in Chicago hot spot press features and in nearly every architectural publication. The Midwest Architects Newspaper in May featured the Godfrey Roofscape and said “But its signature piece of hardware has to be the TELS R1 Retractable Roof, which measures 24 by 79 feet and was custom designed by Libart.” See the full …

Featured in Construction Today Magazine

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The March/April issue of Construction Today,  focusing on Green Building, featured a story about The Godfrey Hotel that opened in February of this year. Construction companies across the nation look to Construction Today for market trends and training techniques. The hotel was nicknamed the “The Mummy of River North” because it was wrapped in vinyl for four years after the hotel project …

Chicago’s Premiere Retractable Enclosures

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Architects have been gathering at The Godfrey Hotel for the last three months to see the unprecedented IO Urban Roofscape at The Godfrey Hotel where Huron and LaSalle meet on the North Side of Chicago. The aluminum-facade cubist building can’t be missed.…

Trend in Retractable Enclosures Highlighted by Chicago’s New Godfrey Hotel

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Libart in the news A little press on the retractable enclosure trend and Libart’s structure at The Godfrey Hotel that you can find on various news sites   Opening this month, the new Godfrey Hotel in Chicago features a rooftop dining and entertainment area with a retractable glass enclosure from Libart North America. This is the latest stunning example of …

AIA Course at The Godfrey Hotel Success

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Chicago definitely has a trend that Libart is a part of. Retractable is the buzz word and The Godfrey Hotel is certainly in on the retractable action with moving architecture on their 4th floor terrace called the I/O Urban Roofscape. Last Friday, March 14th, Libart hosted a CE course at The Godfrey Hotel to let architects know about the retractable …

You’ll be Seeing Libart Around Chicago

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Interested in Signing up for a Continuing Education Course by Libart?  Click here to learn more From affectionate nicknames such as “The Chill” and “Chi-town,” to literary and historical references such as poet Carl Sandburg’s “The City of Big Shoulders” and “The Big Onion,”  Chicago, Illinois, has been the bearer of many-a-moniker over the years.  Of the countless coined references …