Caisson drilling has begun for the 15-story condominium high rise known as Embry, located at 21 N May Street in West Loop. This residential project by Sulo Development will house a total of 58 for-sale units, ranging from two- to four-bedroom residences and spanning from 1,828 and 5,187 square feet. This 207-foot-tall edifice will replace an empty lot that once housed a two-story masonry building.
Caisson work has begun for the new Howard Brown Health Clinic at 3501 N Halsted Street in Lake View East. The five-story development will replace a former low rise retail building at the corner of Halsted & Cornelia.
Work has begun on a 15-story condominium building known as Embry, located at 21 N May Street in West Loop. The 207-foot-tall boutique tower will replace a pair of previously demolished masonry buildings along the relatively quiet May Street, just north of the busier Madison Street intersection. Given its height, the tower would have ranked 24th in Chicago YIMBY’s 2021 countdown of tallest construction developments.
Wrapping up 2021’s year-end countdown is the 101-story St. Regis Chicago, anchored prominently at 375 E Wacker Drive along the Chicago River. Formerly known as Vista Tower and Wanda Vista Tower, this glassy Lakeshore East goliath has been planned by Magellan Development Group and will be managed under St. Regis Hotel and Resorts (subsidiary of Mariott). The height of the tower has been reported as several different figures, including 1,196 and 1,198 feet, though planning documents appear to indicate 1,191 feet as the most precise measurement from the Riverwalk to the architectural pinnacle.
Groundbreaking is expected to occur this fall after the Chicago City Council has approved the revised design for 1000M, a long-planned residential skyscraper at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. Fronting S Michigan Avenue, the project site is an infill site between E 9th Street and E 11 Street. Currently a stalled construction site, the development already has caissons in the ground. Time Equities and JK Equities are the developers behind the project.