Articles by Jack Crawford

View of 1150 W Lake Street. Rendering by Gensler

Demolition Begins for 1150 W Lake Street in Fulton Market

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.

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311 W Huron Street. Rendering by NORR Architects

311 W Huron Street Receives Full Building Permit in River North

A full construction permit has been issued for 311 W Huron Street, paving the way for a new 15-story mixed-use building in River North. Under development by North Wells Capital, the primarily office high rise will serve as the second phase in the developer’s “Verso” assemblage. Earlier this spring, the market research company Spins signed an anchor tenant lease for 48,000 square feet within the top three office floors.

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900 W Randolph Street

900 Randolph Surpasses 300-foot Mark in Fulton Market

Structural work has surpassed the 300-foot mark for the 43-story mixed-use tower at 900 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market. Upon its completion in 2024, the skyscraper will be the second tallest in the broader West Loop district at a height of 495 feet, with 727 W Madison surpassing it by just a foot. Co-developers Related Midwest and Tucker Development planned for 300 for-rent apartment units atop a ground-floor retail component.

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655 W Monroe Street

John Buck Company Proposes Two-Tower Office Development for 655 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate

The John Buck Company has proposed a major two-tower office development at 655 W Madison Street, set to replace a full-block surface parking lot in West Loop Gate. The development will be staggered, beginning with the taller of the two towers. This first tower will stand 36 stories and span 850,000 square feet. The subsequent shorter tower will encompass 650,000 square feet and link to the taller edifice via a shared five-story podium. In an emerging pattern of new West Loop green space, the podium will be topped by a sprawling one-acre urban park.

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