With cladding not far behind, structural work has now topped out for 1044 W Van Buren Street, an 18-story mixed-use high rise along the southern edge of West Loop. Previously a two-story masonry building, the site is being developed by Tandem, whose plans call for a total of 196 for-rent apartments atop a ground-level retail component.
KTGY is the design architect for the project while Antunovich Associates is the architect of record. The scheme is made up of a three-story brick podium and a rectangular tower above. The exterior of the tower will be a mix of brick, glass, and bronze painted metal. The private balconies that stick out from the structure will further add to its design.
This new development will feature a wide range of amenities, such as a sky lounge, game room, and co-working space that contains both collaborative and individual work areas. The development will also have 70 parking spaces and space to store 143 bikes.
As for public transit options outside the building, residents will find bus bus service for Route 129 and CTA Blue Line service via Racine station, which is a five-minute walk south.
The build, executed by Tandem’s general contractor subsidiary Tandem Construction, is expected to conclude by spring of next year.