Facade work can be seen in its final act at the new UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics building in the Illinois Medical District. The six-story building has replaced a former vacant lot situated just south of the hospital’s main building at the address of 1009 S Wood Street.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Glass installation and exterior work is progressing for the 11-story Gateway Apartments building, situated at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. There will be just under 10,000 square feet of ground-floor mercantile space, along with 161 dwelling units on the upper floors.
Cladding is closing in on completion for a new eight-story building located at 1140 W Erie Street in West Town. Dubbed “Inspire West Town,” this mixed-use project is set to house 113 rental apartments atop ground-level commercial space. Developer Bond Companies has planned for 23 total affordable units, six residences will be on site with the other 17 subsidized units within the surrounding area.
Structural work is around the halfway point for a new seven-story parking and retail structure, situated at 1371 W Randolph Street in West Loop. Replacing a former parking lot, this project will integrate with the…
Exterior renovations can be seen making progress at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) at 5700 S Lake Shore Drive in Hyde Park. At the northern end of Jackson Park, just northeast of the now-underway Obama Presidential Center, this Beaux-Arts edifice is originally known as The Palace of Fine Arts, built for Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition in 1893. The building was designed by Charles Atwood for the Chicago-based firm D. H. Burnham & Co, originally founded by Daniel Burnham and John Root. Standing as a centerpiece to the original exposition plan, the structure was the only one within the fair grounds to utilize a brick substructure underneath its plaster facade.