Window installation and exterior work is wrapping up on 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. Illinois Institute of Technology is leading the renovation of the building.
The nearest CTA L station is the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop, serviced by the Green Line, a five-minute walk away. You can access the 31, 1, and 4 CTA buses at the corner of E 31st Street and S Michigan Avenue, steps from the property.
Recent images show continuing progress at the site since YIMBY’s last update in October. The installation of the new windows is complete, except for the façade section where the construction hoist is located. That section of the façade will be installed once the hoist is removed either after interior elevators are installed or at the end of the entire construction process.
On the ground floor, crews have sealed the covered terrace and lobby temporarily with studs and plastic. Work is ongoing for the ground floor, but the extent of the construction is unclear. Interior work on the upper floors is visible through the windows. Metal framing is installed on almost every floor. Drywall installation has begun on the lower floors as well.
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.
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