The Parker Fulton Market Rises in the West Loop

The Parker Fulton Market

The Parker Fulton Market, in the heart of the West Loop at 730 West Couch Place.

The Parker Fulton Market, at 730 West Couch Place (think corner of Halsted and Lake) in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, is a 29-story apartment tower designed by Chicago architecture firm Booth Hansen. The Parker is one of many West Loop projects currently in motion by Shapack Partners, one of a couple companies turning the area west of the Kennedy Expressway and east of Ogden Avenue into one of the hottest neighborhoods in town.

When completed next year, The Parker will deliver 227 rental units and 9,000 square feet of retail space. All within a stone’s throw of the increasingly-fabulous Restaurant Row of Randolph Street. Focus Construction crews started work on the tower back in March of 2015, and we’ve watched their progress from high atop the UpChicago office.

The Parker Fulton Market April 2015

Humble beginnings, April 2015. Including a tower crane embryo.

The Parker Fulton Market June 2015

By June of 2015, it was higher than the L tracks along Lake Street.

The Parker Fulton Market July 2015

July 2015, this time from the CTA platform at Morgan.

The Parker Fulton Market Aug 2015

In August, we got our first glimpse for the new UpChicago office.

The Parker Fulton Market Aug 2015 tower crane

And suddenly, we were towering over the tower crane itself.

The Parker Fulton Market Sept 2015

September 2015

The Parker Fulton Market Oct 2015

Aglow at night, October 2015

The Parker Fulton Market Nov 2015

November 2015, and a big step in the growing-up process: her first glass is installed.

The Parker Fulton Market Dec 2015

The Parker Fulton Market topped out in December, and the tower crane came down.

The Parker Fulton Market Jan 2016

All lit up for the new year. January 2016.

The Parker Fulton Market Jan 2016 hole

That hole is there on purpose. For a fire pit on the rooftop deck.

The Parker Fulton Market Feb 2016

In early February, they glassed in the top floor.

The Parker Fulton Market March 2016

Late March, and the gap is closing.

The Parker Fulton Market April 2016

April fools? No, just the construction workers who do what has to be done. April 2016.

The Parker Fulton Market May 2016

May 2016. All glassed in.

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