Articles by Lukas Kugler

Parcel O at Lakeshore East. Rendering by bKL Architecture

Lakeshore East Parcel O Breaks Into Top 10 of Chicago’s Tallest Developments Countdown

The approved Parcel O tower at Lakeshore East breaks into the top 10 of our Chicago’s tallest development countdown. Located at 195 N Columbus Drive, the site within the larger megadevelopment is currently a vacant lot. Studio Gang’s Aqua Tower neighbors the property to the north while the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower by Goettsch Partners stands just to the south. Magellan Development Group is in charge of the project.

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The Reed (234 W Polk Street)

Renderings Unveiled for The Reed at Southbank, Entire Development Ranks as Chicago’s 11th Tallest Project

Renderings have been revealed for The Reed, the second residential tower at Southbank, as the entire development takes the 11th spot in YIMBY’s Chicago’s tallest developments countdown. Located on a 7.5-acre, waterfront site, Southbank is a megadevelopment that was split off from the original Riverline joint venture development by Lendlease and CMK Companies. The parcel is bound by W Harrison Street, S Wells Street, W Polk Street, and the Chicago River.

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Cirrus. Rendering by bKL Architecture LLC

Cirrus Nears Topping Out in Lakeshore East, as Chicago’s 12th Tallest Development

Construction is close to topping out for the 562-foot-tall Cirrus in Lakeshore East as Chicago’s 12th tallest development. Officially addressed at 211 N Harbor Drive, Cirrus is part of the larger Lakeshore East development within the Parcels IJKL. The site sits between N Harbor Drive and Lake Shore Drive, just south of the multi-level Wacker Drive. The tower is being developed by Lendlease and Magellan Development Group, with bKL Architecture in charge of the design.

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