At Cassidy on Canal, the glazing is half up, and the tower crane is half down

The half-staff tower crane at Cassidy on Canal, 09/18/2023.

Cassidy on Canal is topped out at 350 North Canal in River West. The tower crane is on the way done, as the glass exterior rises toward the top. It appears The Habitat Company’s 343-unit apartment tower is on pace for its scheduled Spring 2024 opening. Great location, too.

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Progress Update: 1114 West Carroll bringing 368 more apartments to the Fulton Market District

There’s big progress to report at 1114 West Carroll.

1114 West Carroll, the 34-story, 368-unit apartment tower from Trammell Crow Company in Dallas is really showing out in the Fulton Market District. Don’t believe me? Check out the gallery of Power Construction progress, who appear to have reached the underside of Floor 11:

Darn Near Done: Sterling Bay announces showings at The Dylan

Another fantastic location is about to be your home, if you so choose. Sterling Bay announced last week in an Instagram post that The Dylan, their new Fulton Market apartment tower, is now showing units. And while I’m not going to fool anyone into thinking these are in my price range just to get a tour, the studio units I looked at on the website are nice sized. At least where I come from, 553 square feet is darn spacious. Plus, I love the West Loop and Fulton Market District. This’d be a great spot for me. Or for any of my dedicated followers who like to invite guests over. (Careful that hint don’t drop on your noggin.)

Here’s a quick look at what The Dylan looks like right this very minute. You can also click on my tags for The Dylan and 160 North Morgan to see how construction progressed.

Darn Near Done: 732 West Randolph edition

732 West Randolph is an edition, and an addition. The eight-story building in the heart of Restaurant row connects on all six floors of the exiting building to its east. Wait….I guess it’s more of an extension than an addition, but I’ve said what I’ve said.

Never forget, this humble eight-story edifice brought a tower crane to the West Loop. Be grateful for that, Construx Nerds.

Hey, there’s a sweet video in that link above. And the gallery shows what the almost-ready-for-business office building looks like right this very moment.

633 South LaSalle (at long last) puts up a tower crane and rises out of the ground [Corrected]

This post has been corrected to show Q Investment Partners of Singapore as the developer.

The tower crane at 633 South LaSalle in the South Loop.

633 South LaSalle has avoided a forced vacation to Spireville and is now underway in the Printers Row area of the South Loop. The tower crane is up, the core has gone 3-D, and any and all delays — pandemic-related or otherwise — are a thing of the past. Thrilled and relieved to see this one get going.

This will be an 18-story co-living development, consisting of 117 units and 381 beds. Why co-living in the South Loop? Students. Roosevelt University, Columbia College, DePaul, East-West University, etc. Lots of kids need lots of places to stay.

Tip o’the cap to Chicago Cityscape for letting me know the tower crane was up.

Here are the players at 633 South LaSalle:

Clark Construction is the general contractor.
Adjustable Concrete Construction is the concrete contractor.
Berkelhamer is the design architect.
FitzGerald is the architect of record.
Q Investment Partners is the developer.

Was I hallucinating when it came to old permits here? There were a bunch of them, I swear. But now there are only three on the City of Chicago website:

Tower crane, issued 3/24/2023
Caissons, issued 4/25/2023
Full build, issued 6/1/2023

Here are some pics. Some much more compelling pics than the bare lot I’ve visited in recent months:

Illinois Masonic erects a tower crane

Tower crane erection at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lake View, Chicago
The tower crane goes up at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Lake View.

I went to the South Loop Friday to see a new tower crane, and found an even newer one in Lake View on the way home.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is erecting an eight-story vertical expansion (if this was a house, it would called an addition) addressed as 900 West Nelson Street. This construction is best viewed from an outbound Brown Line train, which is where I was Friday when I snapped a couple iPhone shots of the crane going up.

Turner Construction is the general contractor. It looks from the permits issued that SmithGroup is the design architect.

Almost as many permits and floors on this one. The construction itself was permitted in three phases, while the tower crane has two permits of its own:

Phase 1 issued 1/13/2023
Phase 2 issued 1/19/2023
Phase 3 issued 6/20/2023
Tower crane slab & earth retention issued 4/12/2023
Tower crane issued 5/3/2023

The tiniest gallery of iPhone shots taken August 18:

160 North Morgan is now The Dylan

Got a surprise in my Instagram feed today, when this post popped up from Sterling Bay:

This is what The Dylan looked like last week, as the exterior nears completion:

Another Fulton Market apartment tower begins, as 1114 West Carroll sprouts from the ground

1114 West Carroll has gone vertical in the Fulton Market District.

1114 West Carroll, the 34-story, 368-unit apartment tower from developer Trammell Crow Company, is beginning to go 3-D from its excavation site in the Fulton Market District. On the site where once stood a Ryder truck-rental site, GC Power Construction has been digging out space for the below-grade 95 parking spaces for several weeks. But now, the core is rising.

Designed by ESG Architecture & Design, who also teamed with Trammell Crow on the Fulton Labs project on the north side of the Metra tracks, 1114 West Carroll will add retail space at ground level. Below-grade parking + ground-level retail = no parking podium, if my math is correct.

To date, 1114 has received the following building permits:
foundation issued 1/9/23
tower crane issued 1/23/23
full build issued 3/7/23
hoist issued 4/25/23

I got over here a couple times while the digging was still being dug — you’ll see photos from those visits in the gallery, including shots from Craning Day in March — but verticality is always a nice milestone. Those pics were taken May 7.

Work continues at the topped-out 4600 North Marine Uptown apartment tower

The 12-story, 303-unit apartment building at 4600 North Marine in Uptown.

The closest tower crane to the B.U.C. HQ is still dong yeoman’s work at 4600 North Marine, the fully-grown 303-unit apartment tower in Uptown.

Congrats go out to the development team on topping out the 12-story building last month:
Developer Lincoln Property Company
Design Architect Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
General Contractor Gilbane Building Company
Concrete Contractor Adjustable Concrete Construction (drone shots!)