Today, YIMBY has new photos showcasing construction progress at Cunningham Hall, a nine-story residential building originally designed in 1955 by famous German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Located at 3100 S Michigan Avenue on the northeastern edge of the main campus in Bronzeville, the structure was built by Mies van der Rohe as part of his campus plan and used as on-campus apartments. The nearest CTA L station is the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop, serviced by the Green Line, a five-minute walk away. You can catch the 31, 1, or 4 CTA bus at the corner of E 31st Street and S Michigan Avenue, steps from the property. Illinois Institute of Technology is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Recent images show continuing progress at the site. The interiors have been stripped away and the original windows have been removed. Additionally, the original brick infill walls have been pulled off for renovation. Photos show construction workers on a Genie lift working on the exterior structure. Other workers can be seen installing mechanicals such as electrical and sprinkler systems. The construction hoist sits on the northern elevation of the project.
The building will have the existing interiors demolished and renovated to provide new dormitories for students living on campus. The project will include a full renovation of the existing brick infill walls and ribbon windows.
Dirk Denison Architects is in charge of the design of the project, with Gilbane Building Company in charge of construction.
With construction progressing steadily, it is likely to open as early as next year.
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