You’d think by now I’d be prepared to walk into the West Loop and not be stunned by development activity, even when it’s months between visits. Yet here we are in 2022, and I’m still in awe of everything going on in Chicago’s best neighborhood. (Yes, that’s a hill I chose to die on.)
Speaking of “months between visits” here are a couple friendly reminders for me before venturing out again:
- Make sure the camera mirror and lenses are cleaned thoroughly before heading out to take photos.
- See Rule #1
Now, having spent the last few days editing out the dirt marks from every picture I took, I can start showing you what I saw. And we’ll start with 900 Randolph.
900 Randolph is a development from Related Companies. This soon-to-be 43-story tower will bring 300 new residential units to the West Loop. The construction arm of Related Companies, LR Contracting, is the general contractor, with a helping hand from BOWA Construction. Morris Adjmi Architects (think Landmark West Loop) is the design architect.
900 Randolph received its:
- demolition permit for 160 North Peoria on 6/25/2021
- first building permit, (all addressed at 164 North Peoria) for foundations on 7/30/2021
- tower crane permit on 8/10/2021
- full-build permit on 8/27/2021
Some progress photos taken Monday, March 21. Sunny and 70 degrees. In other words, a prefect day.
Enjoying the photos? Metra and CTA rides (and Amtrak trains to Milwaukee), Zipcars, Divvy Bikes, camera lenses, domain fees, and comfortable walking shoes add up. You can help offset expenses by making a greatly-appreciated donation to Building Up Chicago.