400 N Lake Shore Drive, by SOM

400 N Lake Shore Drive Earns Top Spot in 2023 Countdown

With site mobilization now in progress, 400 N Lake Shore Drive ranks as Chicago’s tallest construction project in 2023. This phase, while preliminary, marks the resumption of construction activities on a site that lay dormant after the abandonment of the previously planned 2,000-foot Chicago Spire. Now under development by Related Midwest, the Streeterville property is being transformed into two residential towers.

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1000M Takes Second Place in Countdown Two Years In A Row

Taking the second place in our 2023 countdown is the residential tower at 1000 S Michigan in the South Loop. Years in the making, 1000M as it is known, was originally proposed as a much taller stepped box design which was refined and shortened prior to its groundbreaking. The project is being developed by Time Equities, Inc., JK Equities, and Oak Capital, with Jahn/ Architecture working on the design.

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Caisson Permits Issued For Parcel O In Lakeshore East

Initial caisson permits have been approved for the mixed-use development at 193 N Columbus Drive in Lakeshore East. Located just north of the Blue Cross Blue Shield tower and commonly known as Parcel O, the project is finally moving forward after a multi-year delay. Led by developer Parcel O LLC, as a stand-in for Magellan Development Group, the proposal is being designed by local firm bKL Architecture whose offices are right next door.

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Residential Conversion Announced For 201 E Delaware Place In Streeterville

Initial details have been revealed for the residential conversion of 201 E Delaware Place in Streeterville. Located on the corner with N Mies Van Der Rohe Way directly behind the John Hancock Center, the building was formerly the home of the Raffaello Hotel and most recently the Gale Hotel. The conversion is being proposed by a venture led by Florida-based Pebb Capital.

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