River Point, Chicago: Residents and visitors to the Windy City will soon have a spectacular destination to enjoy a great meal and take in Chicago’s skyline, as the new River Point kicks off construction on a rooftop restaurant with a custom retractable roof from OpenAire. Sitting atop a 4th floor terrace is a restaurant with a unique lean-to enclosure featuring a 1,600-square-foot retractable roof.
The rooftop restaurant’s unique enclosure features a single-slope skylight that measures 69 feet long by 23 feet deep and includes three motorized bays along the length of the structure, each divided into three panels up the slope. The bottom two panels on each bay retract upward, telescoping under the top fixed panel. As a result, almost two thirds of the dining area will open to Chicago’s skyline. A 12-foot-high front wall with three bi-folding doors will open completely to a tree-lined rooftop terrace outside and offer unbelievable views of Chicago’s riverside and downtown. It will be an impressive experience that matches the incredible architecture of River Point.