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MDA 2 is a 52,000 square foot residential project at 60 E. Benton Place, replacing a surface parking lot in the Loop. The project contains 81 residential units, 5500 square feet of retail space, roof top pool and amenity space, as well as a 6th floor bridge connecting to the original MDA building to the North. #design #architecture #hartshorneplunkard #hparchitecture #hpa #chicago #chiarchitecture #architectural #buildings #construction #instaarchitecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #newconstruction #rendering #development #aia #aiachicago #designaward #communityengagement #residentialdesign #rooftoppool
The parking lot at 60 East Benton that used to be next to the parking garage that used to be at 50 West Randolph is no more. Confused? Suffice it to say Chicago has successfully erased another surface parking lot from existence, right next to a parking garage that was recently demolished.
The above Instagram post from Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture announced back on January 8 that MDA 2 was on its way. 60 East Benton sits along Wabash Avenue between the Parkline construction site to the south, and Elephant & Castle to the north. The latter occupies space at ground level of MDA City Club Apartments, to which MDA 2 will be connected by a sixth-floor pedestrian bridge.
January 30 saw a foundation permit issued by the City of Chicago, allowing for work to begin for seven stories and 81 units. As you can see in the photos, site prep is underway.