Replacement roofing can now be seen taking place atop the main shed at West Town’s former Morton Salt Warehouse. This replacement serves as the first key step in a larger adaptive re-use project, which will transform the former facility into a new entertainment and office venue. Located at 1357 N Elston Avenue, the factory was originally completed in 1930, where it long served as the central production and manufacturing hub for the salt company. In 2017, R2 Companies purchased the aging complex from Morton Salt, while partnering with Blue Star Star Properties and Skydeck (a subsidiary of The Michael Polsky Family Office in Chicago) in the process.
Construction has wrapped up on the renovation of the Skydeck at the Willis Tower in The Loop. The completion of the work is a milestone in the larger transformation of the 110-story Willis Tower, built in 1973 and the tallest building in the world for 25 years. Blackstone Group and EQ Office are the developers and owners of the Willis Tower.