Demolition is nearly complete for 800 W Lake Street, site of a new 21-story hotel in the Fulton Market area. In development by North Park Ventures, the building is set to accommodate 476 rooms as well as ground-floor retail.
Within the last month, Quality Excavation has cleared a pair of two-story masonry buildings and one three-story masonry building. Photos show equipment removing the remaining brick piles from the demolished structures.
The new 265-foot-tall edifice will be designed by GREC Architects, whose rectangular massing is enshrouded by masonry walls at the base, with a glass and painted-aluminum curtain wall above. Second- and third-floor terrace spaces are also integrated into the design.
Despite no on-site parking, the transit-oriented hotel will feature a variety of public transportation options for guests to navigate the city. Nearest bus routes include north and southbound stops for Route 8 located along the adjacent Halsted Street. Additional nearby service within a 10-minute walking radius includes stops for Route 20 to the south, Route 65 to the north, and Routes 56 and J14 to the east.
Those wishing to board the CTA L will find the Green and Pink Lines’ Morgan station via a four-minute walk west. Access for the Blue Line is also available at Grand station, a nine-minute walk north.
As far as points of interest, the surrounding vicinity is filled with various bars and restaurants that make the Fulton Market corridor one of Chicago’s most vibrant commercial stretches. The river, Riverwalk, and Loop are also easily available within a 15-minute walk east.
Construction permits remain to be filed, and the full timeline is still not known for the $150 million project.