Window installation has begun 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 since YIMBY’s first look at the beginning of construction in August. The original brick infill walls have been fully replaced and rehabilitated on all facades of the building. Photos show the progress of window installation on the building. The southern façade of the building has windows installed on the second and third floors, while the western elevation only has the second-floor windows installed. Both the northern and eastern facades have windows installed on the second and third floors, except where the elevator hoist is installed on the northern elevation.
The installation has begun on the framing for the windows at the ground floor. Some exterior work along the ground floor has occurred, likely working on the foundations and exterior patio edges, as seen in the photos through the construction fence.
Dirk Denison Architects is in charge of the design with Gilbane Building Company leading the construction. With construction progressing steadily, it is likely to open as early as next year.