Articles by Jack Crawford


1400 S Wabash Avenue. Rendering by Pappageorge Haymes

Recently Commenced 1400 S Wabash Avenue Takes 13th Spot In Year-End Countdown

Number 13 in the countdown goes to a newly kicked-off high-rise at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop, set to rise 30 stories and 316 feet. Developer CMK Companies has planned a mixed-use scheme that will provide ground-floor mercantile space and 299 rental apartment units above. Replacing a formerly vacant lot, the tower will fill a major gap both at the pedestrian level and within the South Loop skyline.

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Parq Fulton

West Loop’s Parq Fulton Takes 15th Place in Year-End Countdown

At number 15 in the year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is 1400 W Randolph Street, aka Parq Fulton, a 26-story mixed-use tower nearing completion at the western end of Fulton Market in West Loop. Marquette Companies‘ plans for the 282-foot project involve 10,000 square feet of mercantile space and 278 rental apartment units. The ground-floor retail will be occupied by one retail space and a new restaurant, which received an interior buildout permit this past October. The apartments, meanwhile, will range from studios through three-bedrooms. Pricewise, studio begin at $2,075, one-bedrooms at $2,549, two-bedrooms at $3,945, and three-bedrooms at $5,685.

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Victor F. Lawson House in August 2021

Lawson House Renovation Secures 16th Place in Tallest Construction Countdown

Number 16 in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is the renovation of the 90-year-old Lawson House, located at 30 W Chicago Avenue. Situated in Near North Side directly across from JDL’s One Chicago megadevelopment, this 24-story edifice was originally designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond, and completed in 1931. Today, the Art Deco building holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, having until recently housed a YMCA.

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