New York City’s Madison Capital is renovating its three-story building at 312 North Carpenter in the Fulton Market District. And while the front still looks like an old brick facade in desperate need of some fixing up, the rear of the building is nothing short of an iron work of art.
LG Construction is the general contractor for the 312 project, designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, which includes some demolition work of the building next door at 328 North Carpenter, allowing 312 to be more accessible for renovation. (Madison Capital owns both properties.) A permit was filed back in February to, and I quote (copy, actually…)
RENOVATIONS AND ADDITION TO EXISTING 3 STORY OFFICE AND MERCANTILE BUILDING. CONVERT 1ST FLOOR RETAIL, 2ND AND THIRD FLOOR INTO OFFICE SPACE. 3 STORY ADDITION, ROOFTOP AMENITY DECK TO BE ADDED IN PLACE OF DEMOLISHED 1 STORY WAREHOUSE AS PER PLANS
**Some emergency demo work was necessary back in September when a large portion at the back of the structure collapsed (see the DNAInfo story here.)**
The Carpenter Street frontage of 312 North Carpenter.
328 North Carpenter in the foreground. Madison Capital’s website shows big plans for that structure as well.
312 and 328 North Carpenter Street.
The emergency demolition permit, filed when a portion of the building collapsed.
The front of Fulton West is bricked in, up to the setback.
Fulton West is looking a lot less like an old skeleton, and a lot more like its renderings. Sterling Bay is developing Fulton West, which will provide 290,000 square feet of office space and 610 parking spots to the Fulton Market District.
Leopardo Construction crews have added five additional floors to the existing 4-story structure, and now some major brick work covers the facades. The Gensler-designed office building is destined for an April 2017 opening.
From the northwest corner of Fulton and Ada.
Admit it. This rendering from Sterling Bay is starting to resemble the actual work taking place at Fulton West.
Gratuitous south facade with tower crane shot.
Is this a means to go up? or a way to come down? I’m guessing the ladder.
It’s not often you celebrate a building’s demise by painting it. (Unless you’re a tagger.) But that’s exactly what happened in the West Loop on July 28. Folks came out to add some color to the black & white mural by artist Lauren Asta at 177 North Morgan Street.
The building holding Lauren’s ill-fated mural was permitted for demolition on July 21, and though it’s still standing, albeit surrounded by the fences of doom, there is already a building permit for a one-story (One story? In the Fulton Market District?) retail building from developer Shapack Partners. Designed by The Bureau of Architecture and Design, it will be built by LG Development Group.
Lauren Asta’s mural, pre-paint job.
The half-colored-in mural, post-construction fencing.
Now the mural is painted, but hemmed in by construction fencing.
The view from the Morgan Street Green Line platform.
The demolition permit was filed as 955 West Lake Street.
That tower crane off in the distance is building the Ace Hotel, with the help of that cement rig.
An Ace Hotel is on the rise at 311 North Morgan Street in the West Loop. Developed by Sterling Bay, the Ace is dealing 159 keys to the primo location directly across the street from Google’s office building at 1000 Fulton Market.
The design, by Chicago’s GREC Architects, will feature a green roof, first-floor retail, and 30 underground parking spaces. Power Construction has been on the build since last fall, including painstaking efforts to preserve the historic facade that faces Morgan Street.
Because the word “boutique” is fun to use, I will mention that the Ace will be a boutique hotel.
Those aren’t just industrial-style billboards. The shipping containers are supporting the historic facade along Morgan Street that’s being preserved.
Pouring cement barely within view of the buildingupchicago office.
Gratuitous tower crane shot, from a much nicer day.
Leopardo Construction crews work atop Fulton West.
Take more than two steps anywhere in the Fulton Market District, and you’ll find signs, both literal and figurative, of Sterling Bay’s presence. In its own words, that’s how the west is getting done.
A rendering of Fulton West.
One of Sterling Bay’s latest and most noticeable projects is Fulton West, a combination of renovation and new construction going on now at 1330 West Fulton Street. From the remains of a three-story parking structure, the Gensler Chicago office has designed a nine-story, 290,000-square-foot office building slated for an April 2017 opening. Over 600 parking spaces will be included, plus 20,000 square feet of green space.
Fulton West also boasts one of the longest tower cranes on the Chicago construction scene, a necessity for overall reach, what with the crane being rooted in the “back” (northeast) corner of the project. As you can see from the photo above, that crane has already helped Leopardo Construction crews add a fourth floor to the existing base.
A rather raw Fulton West site in March.
One early demo project centered on this “notch” along Fulton Street.
Leopardo crews went to work making the notch larger.
By May, The Notch was considerably larger.
But today, The Notch has been filled in, creating a continuous facade along Fulton Street.
That huge tower crane.
Seriously, it’s a massive tower crane.
The tower crane rises from the northeast corner of the construction site. Its length is necessary to reach all sections.
More demo work on the existing structure as renovation got underway.
I don’t know how much it costs per day to have one of those pretty yellow Hayward Baker machines in your lot, in this case the lot being 171 North Aberdeen Street, but I’m guessing Novak Construction would like to put it to good use sooner rather than later.
The latest project from MCZ Development and designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, 171 Aberdeen promises 75 luxury apartments, 15,000 square feet of retail space, 40,000 square feet of office space, and up to 140 parking spots at the corner of Lake and Aberdeen Streets in the molten-lava-hot Fulton Market neighborhood.
Curiously, there’s a permit on file with the City of Chicago. But it’s a foundation permit for a tower crane. That seems a tad cart-before-horse-ish to me, but it’s happened before. Novak Construction, the general contractor on 171 Aberdeen, will get to work as soon as the city says “go.”
Here’s the tower crane permit, displayed at the 171 Aberdeen work site.
And here’s a rendering from MCZ Development of the finished 171 Aberdeen.
All that prime tagging canvas will be gone once 171 Aberdeen construction gets rolling.