Now that structural work has reached the 25th floor, glass and metal cladding are beginning to take shape on CMK Companies’ 1400 S Wabash Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. The tower will be 350 feet tall and include ground-level retail space as well as 299 rental units.
Articles by Jack Crawford
The final and tallest canceled entry in YIMBY’s “Dead by Design” series is the Chicago World Trade Center, a 210-story megatall office tower that was proposed for the current site of 300 N LaSalle Avenue in River North. Led by Stanley Raskow, this 2,500-foot-tall titan on the river (as shown in the model) had seen two previous iterations that were each 200 feet shorter.
Construction has topped out for HUGO, a two-building mixed-use project by LG Development in River North. Located at 751 N Hudson Avenue and 411 W Chicago Avenue, the pair of nine-story structures will have a combined 230,000 square feet of floor space. HUGO will bring a total of 227 new apartments to the neighborhood as well as 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The underway buildings will sit close to one another, separated by an existing two-story masonry low rise.
Glass and metal installation has begun at 920 N Wells Street, a 21-story mixed-use building in Near North Side. JDL, the same developer behind the nearby One Chicago, is behind this current structure and the broader North Union masterplan. This $1.3 billion, 8.1-acre mega-development will span multiple blocks of land once owned by the Moody Bible Institute.
Work has reached full height for 3217 N Clark Street, a five-story mixed-use building under construction in Lakeview East. The new structure will have space for ground-level retail, as well as 32 residential units on the upper levels. This project, filed under the name 3211 N Clark LLC, is replacing a former parking lot.