Jumping straight from the 500-foot-tall range and into the 700-foot-tall range is our construction countdown’s fifth-tallest entry, the 50-story 320 S Canal Street (BMO Tower) in West Loop Gate. Having topped out this past spring, this glass colossus has been co-developed by Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties, rising 727 feet to its highest architectural point.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the renovation and expansion of an office building at 1690 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Located on the corner with W Wabansia Avenue, developer Litton Adventures LLC is hoping to bank on the success of nearby Lincoln Yards as the once industrial area continues to grow. The two-phased expansion is designed by Filoramo Talsma Architecture who also worked on the nearby 1525 N Elston Offices and replaces a vacant lot that once held a one story annex to the existing structure.
Developer Sterling Bay has revealed new details on the next phases of its Lincoln Yards mega-development near Goose Island. The new area now called ‘Lincoln Yards South’ will be the focus of all upcoming construction with the final delivery of buildings expected in 2025, and has commenced construction with ALLY at 1229 W Concord.
Taking the 18th spot in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 808 N Cleveland Avenue in the Near North Side. The recently started 23-story mixed-use project comes to us from DAC Developments and will top out at 284-feet in height. Architects Pappageorge Haymes designed the latest iteration on the angular corner with W Chicago Avenue near the Groupon Building.
The recently topped-out 609 W Randolph Street takes the 23rd spot in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown. The 15-story, 211-foot-tall high-rise comes to us from developer Vista Property Group and is designed by Antunovich Associates in the growing West Loop Gate neighborhood. The development which replaced a surface parking lot also included renovations of the existing adjoining five-story brick building built in the 1890’s.