151 North Franklin Goes Deep

151 North Franklin.

Crews shored up the pilings around the perimeter, then started digging. And digging.

It’s a bad time to grab a quiet lunch in The Loop. And it will be for quite some time, save weekends. Particularly in that cute little pop-up park on the northwest corner of Franklin and Randolph streets. Unless, of course, eating dust is on your menu. In that case, consider those dump trucks going in and out of 151 North Franklin your personal food trucks.

151 North Franklin is a 35-story, John Ronan Architects-designed office tower being developed by The John Buck Company. Lendlease is the general contractor.

Maybe you miss the Walgreen’s store that occupied this space; I do not. Come on, the best prescription for this lot was new construction. Admit it.

151 N Franklin

Digging under the shore line. Sort of.

151 N Franklin

Don’t mind me, Lendlease. Just grabbing a few shots, then I’ll be on my way.

151 N Franklin

That’s 215 West Lake rising in the background. This is a busy corner of The Loop.

151 N Franklin render

From the 151 North Franklin website, a rendering of the finished tower.

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