Taking the 16th spot on this year’s countdown is the Obama Presidential Center at 6000 S Stony Island Avenue in Jackson Park. Located within Jackson Park just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, the new center will be replacing a portion of the park that previously held a football field. Led by the Obama Foundation, the complex is being designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and landscaped by Michael van Valkenburg Associates.
Claiming the 20th spot in our year-end countdown is the new University of Chicago Cancer Center at 5654 S Drexel Avenue within the UChicago campus in Hyde Park. Located on the intersection with E 57th Street and replacing one of the last vacant lots in the campus, the project broke ground back in October. The university and UChicago Medicine are developing the expansion which is being designed by local firm CannonDesign.
A permit has been issued for the interior demolition of six units within a 12-unit multifamily residence located at 1515 E 54th Street in Hyde Park. The work is part of a larger renovation plan for the three-story brick building.
Facade replacement work is progressing for Solstice on the Park, located at 1616 E 56th Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The 26-story residential tower was completed in 2018, having been designed by Studio Gang and developed by Mac Properties. The building encompasses a 400,000-square-foot area with 250 residential units.