Approval and new details have been revealed for the next phases of O’Hare International Airport 21 mega project to bring the city’s main airport into the modern era. Located on the northwestern extents of the city, the 11.25 square mile complex is one of the busiest in the world boasting five million square feet of terminal space and six parallel runways. Now a new set of concourses and terminal have received the green light and completion dates as a culmination of a modernization project that began nearly 16 years ago led by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
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As the sixth entry in our Dead by Design series, the Chicago Spire was a proposed 150-story “megatall” skyscraper that was to be located at the mouth of the Chicago River in Streeterville. At 2,000 feet in height, it would have been the tallest building in the United States and the third-tallest building in the world (soon to be fourth with the incoming completion of Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur).
Chicago YIMBY checked in on the innovative Wild Mile at 905 W Eastman Street near Goose Island after its first operational summer. Located directly behind the Lincoln Park REI store near the Big Deahl development that is currently under construction, the small park is only part of a larger proposal aiming at reinventing the Chicago River’s north branch. Nonprofit Urban Rivers is leading the charge for the SOM designed masterplan, of which the park is only the first phase opening late last year with this summer being its first full season.
A demolition permit has now been issued for the 18-story mixed-use high rise at 350 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. Developed by Sterling Bay, the 288-foot-tall project is set to yield 505,000 square feet of programming, consisting of primarily class A offices and a supplementary 15,000 square feet of programming. Built to accommodate open, creative office layouts, the tower will provide its tenants with 30,000 to 45,000-square-foot floor plates.
Developer Sterling Bay has revealed the design for the second tower on its 1300 W Carroll Avenue project site, formerly the site of the Archer Daniels Wheat Mill in West Loop’s Fulton Market District. The rendering has been presented on the marketing website for 1200 W Carroll Avenue, a 14-story office building that Sterling Bay plans to construct first just one block to the east.