Construction is crossing the finish line for the for an 11-story mixed-use building at 345 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market District. This latest addition to West Loop‘s rapidly evolving development arena will provide a combination of ground-level retail topped by offices above. Despite its relatively low floor count, this development by Sterling Bay measures up to much of the other nearby projects at a height of 178 feet.
Initial details have been revealed for the potential sports and entertainment complex for the Chicago Bears at 2200 Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights. Located just south of the intersection of Highway 14 and 53, the proposal will replace the now-closed Arlington International Racecourse if the team chooses to pursue its departure from Soldier Field downtown. The Bears and their soon retiring president Ted Phillips are working with San Francisco-based architects Hart Howerton on the conceptual masterplan.
This week, an initial caisson permit was issued for a 12-story mixed-income residential tower in Near West Side. Located at 145 N Damen Avenue, the building has been dubbed “Westhaven Park IID” to reflect its status as Phase II Part D of the broader Westhaven Park masterplan. The multi-stage development has been planned by Brinshore Development and The Michaels Organization, replacing the former Henry Horner Homes that once occupied the site.
Full building permits have been issued for the remaining half of the mixed-use development at 2653 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park. The new project will redevelop the existing Covent Hotel and build a new addition on its surface parking lot at 537 W Drummond Place which received the approval. Local developer Drummond Development has partnered with architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch on the design and restoration while working with the National Historic Preservation Foundation (NHP) on the latter.
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.