Reinforced concrete has reached the fourth floor for a new 18-story residential tower situated at at 1044 W Van Buren Street along the southern edge of West Loop. Replacing a formerly vacant lot, this new structure developed by Tandem will house a total 196 rental apartment units.
Articles by Jack Crawford
A caisson permit has been issued for a new 19-story mixed-use building at 210 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market. The 239-foot-tall structure has been planned by LG Development Group, and will sit on an L-shaped site. Having required a zoning change from C1-1, Neighborhood Commercial District, to DX-7, Downtown Mixed-Use District, the scheme calls for 10,700 square feet of retail, above which will be 414 apartment units.
Ground-floor brickwork is now making its way up the six-story residential building at 2700 N Sheffield Avenue in Lincoln Park. The 85-foot-tall edifice will be the third building in the apartment complex known as Edith Spurlock Apartments, residing between the two existing brick buildings that are being renovated alongside the new construction.
The University of Chicago and developers Beacon Capital Partners and Trammell Crow have unveiled the new designs and scope of Harper Courts Phase 2 in Hyde Park. The proposed 13-story medical research office building will support nearly 300,000 square feet of lab space, one-sixth of which will be set aside for the University of Chicago. The contained block lies just west of the railroad tracks, bound by E 52nd Street to the north, S Lake Park Avenue to the east, E 53rd Street to the south, and S Harper Avenue to the west.
Superstructure work has now surpassed the top of the podium for 1000M, a 73-story residential apartment tower rising at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. The 788-foot tower is currently the city’s second tallest active construction project, surpassed only by the 850-foot Salesforce Tower in River North. Developed in partnership between JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals, plans have pivoted from 506 condominiums to 738 rentals after an initial construction hiatus. In late 2021 following this two-year pause, the developers received a $304.5 million loan from Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank for work to resume. The design by the late Helmut Jahn has shifted only slightly with a small height reduction.