Structural work has surpassed the 300-foot mark for the 43-story mixed-use tower at 900 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market. Upon its completion in 2024, the skyscraper will be the second tallest in the broader West Loop district at a height of 495 feet, with 727 W Madison surpassing it by just a foot. Developer Related Midwest has planned for 300 for-rent apartment units atop a ground-floor retail component.
Of the tower’s planned units, 60 will be designated as affordable under ARO guidelines. Units will range from one-bedrooms up to three-bedroom layouts. Amenity offerings will include a large outdoor terrace atop the five-story podium, as well as a total of 75 parking spaces housed within the podium’s garage.
The sleek design by Morris Adjmi Architects provides its own spin on the neighborhood’s industrial inspiration via its facade. Atop its curtain wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, the building’s exterior will feature rows of multi-story metal arches made up of I-beams and rounded corner pieces. The podium, meanwhile, will be primarily clad in masonry, with brickwork already seen making its way up these first stories.
Apart from the aforementioned parking, closest publicly accessible transit includes Divvy Bike stations scattered throughout the vicinity, as well as bus service for Routes 8 and 20 each within a roughly five-minute walk. Those looking to board CTA L trains will find access to both the Green and Pink Lines via a two-minute walk northwest to Morgan station.
With a reported construction cost of $200 million, LR Contracting and Bowa Construction are serving as the general contractors. The skyline-altering West Loop addition should top out in the coming months and begin its tower facade installation even sooner.