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.
A demolition permit has been issued for a one-story frame residence located at 10352 S Millard Avenue in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as Bernard Callaghan.
With most of the exterior work nearing a conclusion, the final look of the 15-story 609 W Randolph Street is materializing in West Loop Gate. Most of the remaining glass has been installed since YIMBY’s last update, and the only major architectural feature awaiting installation is a series of V-shaped metal trusses clinging to the third through fifth floors.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new residential development at 2046 W Irving Park Road in North Center. Located near the intersection with N Lincoln Avenue and N Damen Avenue, the lot is currently occupied by a vacant lot and two-story residential building that will be demolished to make way for the SPACE Architects + Planners building being developed by Campbell Street Asset Management.
A demolition permit has been issued for a five-story masonry located at 4834 S Halsted Street in the New City neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Zalcantar LLC.