Next in our procession of unbuilt Chicago skyscrapers is the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residence Tower, a 107-story supertall that would have been located along North Park Drive, less than a block from the river in Streeterville. Compared to existing Chicago structures, if built, the mixed-use project would have been the third tallest in the city with a 1,265-foot height. More broadly, if it were built at the time of its proposal in 2007, it would have been the seventh tallest in the world. The Prime Group in partnership with Fordham Co. had planned for a three-year construction timeline starting in 2009 and wrapping up in 2012.
Articles by Jack Crawford
A foundation permit has been issued for the 33-story mixed-use 344 N Canal Street in Fulton River District. Formerly the site of the five-story Cassidy Tire building, the new 375-foot-tall structure by The Habitat Company and Diversified Real Estate Capital LLC will provide a total of 343 apartments atop ground-floor retail.
Construction is crossing the finish line for the for an 11-story mixed-use building at 345 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market District. This latest addition to West Loop‘s rapidly evolving development arena will provide a combination of ground-level retail topped by offices above. Despite its relatively low floor count, this development by Sterling Bay measures up to much of the other nearby projects at a height of 178 feet.
Final exterior work is now underway for the 33-story residential tower at 354 N Union Avenue in Fulton River District. The glassy 410-foot-tall edifice is being developed by Onni, and will ultimately yield 373 new apartment residences. These units range in size from 400-square-foot studios up to 1,600-square-foot penthouses.
This week, an initial caisson permit was issued for a 12-story mixed-income residential tower in Near West Side. Located at 145 N Damen Avenue, the building has been dubbed “Westhaven Park IID” to reflect its status as Phase II Part D of the broader Westhaven Park masterplan. The multi-stage development has been planned by Brinshore Development and The Michaels Organization, replacing the former Henry Horner Homes that once occupied the site.