The Chicago Development Commission has approved plans for the industrial complex at 4300 W Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale. Bound by S Kildare Avenue, S Kostner Avenue, and W 5th Avenue, the project will replace a large swath of land intersected by rail lines down the middle. Part of the Invest South/West initiative, the proposal comes to us from 548 Developments and Related Midwest with various design firms including Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Ware Malcomb, and SITE Design Group.
Chicago’s formative architectural history is not always visible if one were to walk around. Much like the city’s dozens of demolished high rises (more on that later), the never-built can also influence the realm of architecture despite lacking a physical presence. That is why every Sunday leading up to Halloween, YIMBY will cover a cancelled tower of increasing height, what lead to its demise, and what it might have looked like on the skyline. The model screenshots will retain previous weeks’ towers, though they will not be carried over to standard posts.
Facade pieces can now be seen along 900 Randolph Street in West Loop’s Fulton Market District. The 43-story mixed-use tower is being developed by Related Midwest, who has planned an even taller development just one block southeast at 725 W Randolph Street. Given its height of 495 feet, the skyscraper will be the second tallest building west of the Kennedy Expressway.
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.
The 43-story apartment tower at 900 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market is now one-third of its final height. Developer Related Midwest has planned for a total of 300 apartment units atop ground-floor retail.