The new 21-story mixed-use tower at 166 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market District is approaching an exterior completion, with facade work continuing its 224-foot climb to the pinnacle. Branded as “One Six Six” and developed by Greystar, the high rise will yield 224 apartments atop ground-level retail space.
Glass and metal installation has begun for CMK Companies’ 1400 S Wabash Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. Set to stand 350 feet, the tower will contain a combination of ground-level retail and 299 rental units above. Since YIMBY’s last update, structural work has progressed rapidly, with work now climbing past the 20th floor.
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.
The construction of 1400 S Wabash Avenue is well underway in the South Loop, replacing a long-empty vacant lot. CMK Companies is developing this mixed-use project, which will comprise of a ground-level retail component and 299 rental units on the upper floors.
Core construction has reached its full height for a 41-story, 440-unit tower known as “The Reed” at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. Developed by Lendlease, the tower is the second residential building within Lendlease’s seven-acre Southbank master plan. This project has also added public amenities to the area including two acres of park land and a riverwalk running alongside the Chicago River’s south branch.