Final facade work is underway for a nine-story mixed-use building known as “Platform 4611”, located at 4611 N Broadway in Uptown. The 103-foot-tall project is being developed by John Buck Company and Free Market Ventures, who have planned for 12,000 square feet of retail and 200 rental apartments above.
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Construction is now underway on a new six-story mixed-use building at 613 N Ogden Avenue in West Town. Planned by Urban Edge Group, the building will include nine apartment spaces above ground-level retail. There will also be 11 parking spaces housed within a garage in its base, as well as an elevator.
Construction is now above grade for a 19-story mixed-use building at 210 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market. The planned 214-foot-tall structure by LG Development Group will include 363 apartment units and 10,700 square feet of retail space. The building will sit on an L-shaped site. The building’s scope and appearance have evolved somewhat before construction, lowering the overall units from 414 and the height from 239 feet.
One of Chicago’s tallest and most notorious cancelled developments is the 125-story Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle, the first in this series to surpass the Willis (Sears) Tower in height. Proposed in 1988 by Lee Miglin and J. Paul Beitler, this superstructure would have risen 1,999 feet at 201 W Madison Street in The Loop. If construction proceeded as planned up until its targeted 1993 completion, the tower would have reigned as world’s tallest building for 17 years leading up to the completion of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in 2010. It is worth noting however that building’s sheer influence would very likely have altered the race to the top, creating what may have been a very different set of subsequent mega-towers around the world.
The new 21-story mixed-use tower at 166 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market District is approaching an exterior completion, with facade work continuing its 224-foot climb to the pinnacle. Branded as “One Six Six” and developed by Greystar, the high rise will yield 224 apartments atop ground-level retail space.