YIMBY has fresh photos showing off two major office space projects rising in the Fulton Market neighborhood of West Loop. Both sites, 800 W Fulton Market developed by Thor Equities, and 320 N Sangamon Street developed by Tishman Speyer, lie just north of the Fulton Market street, and just south of the Metra North West and Central Line rails. Transit in the area includes the bus route 8 stop at Halsted & Fulton Market. CTA L access includes Morgan station along the Green and Pink Lines, just one block south of Fulton Market. The area has been noted previously for its growing vibrancy amongst a slew of new restaurants, bars, and mixed-use development.
The 18-floor 800 W Fulton Market office building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, features a mix of cross-bracing, setbacks, and a brick facade to create a distinctive work of architecture. Meanwhile, Solomon Cordwell Buenz’s design for the 13-story 320 N Sangamon office building features a rectangular massing with a brick and glass facade. Both buildings will feature a wide variety of amenities, including gyms, terraces, and gyms. Programming for both will include large office floor plates as the primary function, as well as ground-floor retail.
Just one block north of 800 W Fulton Market is the recently-completed 333 N Green Street. This half-million-square-foot project, developed by Sterling Bay and designed by Gensler, shows the enormity of rising office blocks in the vicinity.
Both projects are near the topping out phase, with 800 W Fulton Market trailing close behind 320 N Sangamon’s progress. The two developments are expected to open in 2021.