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.
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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.
This week, YIMBY stopped by the Adler Planetarium in South Loop‘s Museum Campus, with exterior renovation wrapped up earlier this year. While the building re-opened earlier in March, the makeover today still warrants an article highlighting the building’s re-clad copper dome.
City Council has approved a zoning change to make way for “CA-X”, an 11-story condominium building that was recently proposed for 1032 W Jackson Boulevard in West Loop. Belgravia Group is behind the plans, having…
Demolition has begun for 1150 W Lake Street in Fulton Market District, where LG Development Group has planned for a major mixed-use development. Straddling the elevated CTA’s elevated tracks, the two-tower scheme includes an 18-story building at the northern end replacing, as well as a 29-story building the southern end. The shorter edifice will be replacing a formerly vacant lot, while the taller tower will replace multiple single-story masonry buildings that are now being removed.