1723 South Michigan sets a tower crane base in its South Loop construction site

1723 South Michigan construction craneTower crane base and construction progress at 1723 South Michigan. Photo by Daniel Schell

At 1723 S. Michigan Avenue, a 13-story, 149-unit apartment project from developer CMK Companies, has set a tower crane base on a construction site in the South Loop. A pending tower crane permit on file with the City of Chicago will allow for the full assembly of the crane once the permit is issued.

1723 South Michigan will include 98 parking spaces within the first three levels of the building; none of the parking will be underground. The first floor will also contain retail space.

1723 South Michigan construction crane

Tower crane base and construction progress at 1723 S Michigan Ave. Photo by Daniel Schell

Gensler is the design architect of the building. Brandts Build is the general contractor, with Goebel Forming serving as concrete contractor.

Three permits have been issued for 1723 South Michigan, all in 2023. A permit to drive 150 steel piles for the foundation was issued July 11, a foundation/partial superstructure permit was issued August 14, and the full building permit was issued September 5. Additionally, a demolition permit was issued March 30, 3023 to demolish the masonry building that formerly occupied the site.

1723 South Michigan construction crane

Photo by Daniel Schell

A demolition permit for the single-story masonry building at the same address, the former home of Swap-O-Rama and City Club Gymnastics Academy, was permitted for demolition on March 30, 2023.

1723 South Michigan residents will have a CTA bus stop right outside their door serving the #1 Bronzville/Union Station bus, the #3 King Drive bus, and the #4 Cottage Grove bus. There is a Divvy bike rack less than a block south, on the northwest corner of Michigan and 18th. The Cermak/McCormick Place Green Line platform is approximately three blocks to the southwest, at Cermak and State.


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4 Comments on "1723 South Michigan sets a tower crane base in its South Loop construction site"

  1. Mitch Feinberg | May 22, 2024 at 11:18 am | Reply

    Is there rendering of the building

    • Daniel Schell | May 22, 2024 at 2:38 pm | Reply

      Good afternoon, Mitch. So far, I’ve been unable to get a rendering of this project, but I’m still working on it…Daniel

  2. Trinidad Vega | May 26, 2024 at 11:12 pm | Reply

    The concrete contractor is Goebel Forming LLC

    • Daniel Schell | May 27, 2024 at 7:43 am | Reply

      Is it? I saw Goebel signage on site, but the first two permits list McHugh as the concrete contractor…Daniel

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