In a city like Chicago, it’s not unusual to find commercial properties built for one purpose that transform into something different. The JW Marriott Hotel is one such property. The Continental and Commercial National Bank opened its doors in 1914 on LaSalle and West Adams, in the heart of Chicago’s financial district. At nearly 1M square feet of space, the building posed a challenge. What could possibly make use of that much space? Enter the 610-room JW Marriott Chicago. One of the most stunning features of the renovated building is the Burnham Ballroom with its majestic vaulted back painted glass ceiling.
The renovation project, which cost nearly $400M, began taking shape in 2005, when the building was sold. The hotel opened for operation in 2010 and occupies 12 stories of the 21-story structure. Office space occupies the remaining floors.
Back painted glass always lends a touch of class
The renovation preserved the bank building’s “banking hall” with its vaulted ceiling. The space is now used for meetings and events. The vaulted ceiling features lighted, back painted glass that arches gracefully over the entire meeting space.
Although you may not have room in your home for a vaulted back painted glass ceiling, you can still incorporate back painted glass into key areas of your home. Whether you choose to paint window glass, or add back painted glass to walls in your home, a glass project makes a beautiful addition.
Back painted glass is available for purchase, but it’s easier and more satisfying to make your own glass panels. You can apply painted glass panels to walls or ceilings. You can also use painted glass in doors and windows to control light and create privacy.
Glassprimer™ glass paint is specially formulated to make a permanent bond with glass surfaces. Better still, we can tint Glassprimer™ glass paint to match the paint palette of any major paint manufacturer. You can safely incorporate glass paint into your decorating plan, knowing that your paint colors will match perfectly.
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Photo Credit: JW Marriott