With construction having topped out this past summer, facade pieces continue their installation along The Reed, a 41-story residential tower at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. With 440 total units, the building is the second structure to be added to Lendlease‘s seven-acre master plan known as Southbank.
Now that structural work has reached the 25th floor, glass and metal cladding are beginning to take shape on CMK Companies’ 1400 S Wabash Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. The tower will be 350 feet tall and include ground-level retail space as well as 299 rental units.
Now that the slanted cantilever section above the podium is complete, structural work has begun on the main tower component for the 73-story 1000M residential building at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. The developer team of JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals have planned for 738 rental units in this most recent building iteration. As Chicago’s second tallest active construction project (behind the 850-foot-tall Salesforce Tower), the skyscraper will stand 788 feet upon completion.
The penultimate addition to our Dead by Design series of cancelled Chicago projects is a gargantuan 2011 proposal oriented around the nine-story Old Chicago Post Office. The original post office was a smaller mail terminal designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst and White. Having completed in 1921, the Art Deco structure was expanded in 1932 to bring its total square footage to 2.5 million square feet. While shuttering its mail operations in 1996, the building was inducted into the National Registry of Historic Places in 2001, then would be sold by the city to Bill Davies of International Property Developers in 2009 for $24 million.
Glass and metal installation has begun for CMK Companies’ 1400 S Wabash Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. Set to stand 350 feet, the tower will contain a combination of ground-level retail and 299 rental units above. Since YIMBY’s last update, structural work has progressed rapidly, with work now climbing past the 20th floor.