Coming in at 28th is the first renovation project in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end construction countdown, the 13-story former Bridgeview Bank Building, located at 4753 N Broadway in Uptown. Originally known as the Sheridan Bank and Trust Building, the classically-styled edifice was designed nearly 100 years ago by the Chicago-based Marshall and Fox. Four years after its initial completion in 1924, another four floors (and a mechanical penthouse) were added, bringing the final height to 151 feet.
Structured Development has broken ground on the second phase of its mixed-use The Shops at Big Deahl development at 1450 N Dayton Street in the Near North Side. The four-building project, whose first phase recently delivered a three-story indoor rock climbing gym on the easternmost edge of the site, received zoning approval for the remaining three buildings which will be mostly residential with a small retail space and public park also built in the complex. The second phase includes two shorter residential buildings on the north end of the site fronting W Blackhawk Street.
Claiming the 29th spot in the 2021 Chicago YIMBY year-end countdown is Fulton Street Companies and Intercontinental Real Estate’s 1045 on Fulton development in the West Loop. Under construction, the mixed-use project is located on the corner of W Fulton Street and N Aberdeen Street and comes to us from local design firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. Topping out at a final height of 147 feet, the building will focus on office space with nearby projects quickly leasing out to major companies.
Welcome to the countdown. Last December, we showcased Chicago’s tallest 31 buildings either in-planning or under construction. To align with New York and Philadelphia YIMBY (for all you comparison fanatics), we’re narrowing the scope for this second round to include only projects under construction. More specifically, we’ve applied the following parameters:
One of Chicago’s more common high-rise colors is the omnipresent beige that can be seen in large herds clustered in areas like River North and West Loop Gate. We recently looked at 600 N Dearborn in River North, where The Farallon’s owners have been repainting its exterior walls from a tan-like tone to a cooler dark gray. As seen in recent photos, the Presidential Towers at 555 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate have been receiving a similar treatment. All four of the 49-story, 461-foot-tall towers are transitioning to a medium-gray paint job along most of the exterior walls, as well as a secondary dark-gray at the base and top.