Number 13 in YIMBY’s year-end countdown is the 27-story mixed-use tower at 1475 N Kingsbury Street, part of Structured Development’s Shops at Big Deahl in Near North Side. At 299 feet in height, the high rise will house a combination of ground-level retail and a total of 327 apartment units.
Fitzgerald Associates Architects is the firm behind the design of the tower, which features a series of angles and cutout segments. The top of the tower will be an extensive amenity deck, complete with a pool, landscaping, seating alcoves, a fire pit, grilling stations, a hot tub, a lawn area, cabanas, nana walls for flexible indoor/outdoor spaces, and multiple lounge areas. Directly to the south of the building is a new urban park being constructed as part of Structured Development’s master plan.
Parking will include 110 spaces within an integrated garage. The project is also located near various forms of public transportation. Buses for Routes 8, 9, and 72 are all within a five-minute walking distance. Additionally, the closest CTA Red Line trains are located at the North/Clybourn subway station, via a five-minute walk northeast.
The completion of the $250 million project is on track for the third quarter of 2023, with LG Construction serving as the general contractor.
Countdown Comparison Corner (13th Spot)
The next addition to our New York-Chicago comparison section is 50 West 66th Street, a 69-story skyscraper on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Extell is leading this development, which will top out at 775 feet once construction wraps up in 2024 or 2025. The polygonal design by Snøhetta will ultimately house 127 condominium units along with a wide selection of amenities such as a indoor swimming pool, a full basketball court, a squash court, a bowling alley, a residential lounge, a business center, a landscaped terrace with fire pits, and a spa.
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Wow… Why aren’t the roofs of all high rises adapted for amenities like this. Very nice.
Love the addition of NYC. Hate the difference in height…
Thanks Jack for the impressive work as always with the comparisons. I would be curious if anyone knew would 299 feet even be in NYC’s top 100 tallest developments currently?
Another interesting comparison:
Chicago – 327 Apartments in 27 story building, 299 ft
New York – 127 Condos in 69 story building, 775 ft
When a two bed room in a new tower starts at $2.5M and tops out around $10M, I assume the costs of these buildings is easy to cover. Condo market also seems healthier there.
While I’d love to see more taller buildings in Chicago, I don’t think the economics works out. Brooklyn may have more 50+ story buildings in development now than Chicago, to say nothing of Manhattan.
Rather it would be nice to see more originality and diversity in the buildings we do build. And I’d love more creative set-backs in our local high rises. A lot of those NYC buildings are the same glass towers that everyone on this site bemoans in Chicago. I was in London recently which seems to have some pretty strict height restrictions, but more originality and variety in the new construction. I’d rather see that as a model than NYC.