Permits in hand, 4600 North Marine tears up a parking lot

The Weiss Hospital parking lot at Marine Drive and Wilson Avenue is gone. Toast. Rubble. History. Ground prep is underway after the first permits were issued early this month by the city for a new 12-story, 303-unit residential development here. The foundation permit came through on the first of the month. And no waiting on a tower crane permit; that was issued September 7.

4600 North Marine is a design by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. Lincoln Property Company is the developer. Gilbane Building Company the general contractor, with Adjustable Concrete Construction as the concrete contractor.

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741 North Wells gets the tower crane started

The tower crane has been planted at 741 North Wells in River North. Expect to see full assembly starting Tuesday of next week.

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920 North Wells is *Flying*

I took these photos on Wednesday last week. At the rate it’s going, 920 North Wells might be done by now. AT the very least, there’s likely another full floor done.

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Rush Specialty Hospital steel tops out

RUSH Specialty Hospital. The little tree at top right means they topped out with no injuries.

How about a quick update at RUSH Specialty Hospital?

I was here in June to check out caisson work. Now, the five-story venture between as Rush University Medical Center hospital along with Select Medical has topped out the steel skeleton.

A permit was issued May 23rd for a five-story “inpatient hospital building” at 516 South Loomis. A hoist permit followed on August 9.

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1044 West Van Buren is Sage West Loop now. And it’s topped out.

Sage West Loop has topped out at 1044 West Van Buren.

Tandem announced in a LinkedIn post that they topped out 1044 West Van Buren last week. That same post also noted a name change: Sage West Loop is the West Loop’s newest new apartment project.

Sage West Loop will deliver 196 units across 18 stories with 78 parking spaces when completed in 2023. (Tandem’s website says the third quarter of 2023, but as quickly as they’ve reached final height, I wouldn’t be surprised to see tenants moving in much sooner than that.)

Congratulations on the topping out to Tandem, the developer and general contractor, design-architect Antunovich Associates, and concrete contractor Adjustable Concrete Construction.

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At Fulbrix, glazing is still going up. And coming down.

160 North Elizabeth shall henceforth be known as Fulbrix.

You’re excused if you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about with “Fulbrix.” It was news to me too.

Fulbrix is the new moniker for 160 North Elizabeth. If if the “glazing coming down” thing sounds like a typo to you, that’s my way of pointing out that as glass continues to rise up the sides of Fulbrix, it’s also working its way down from the top. And there’s always something cool to me about seeing glazing up top with unglazed floors below.

Anyway, congrats to the development team of Moceri + Roszak, Thomas Roszak Architecture, Clark Construction, and Adjustable Concrete Construction on the new name, topping out, glassing up, and all the other milestones you’ve reached. There was a big crew meeting outside just before I walked around the site Wednesday, and I bet they were all celebrating their achievements.

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As caisson work continues, 741 North Wells scores its full permit for 168 apartments in River North

No, they’re not trying to uproot the Hancock Center. They’re doing caisson work at 741 North Wells.

As caisson work digs in at 741 Northttps://www.vistaprop.com/properties/741-n-wells/h Wells in River North, the final piece of the permit puzzle has fallen into place, and Vista Property Group and Skender received the full permit to build 21 stories on Thursday.

741 North Wells will be a 178-unit apartment tower. It was designed by Antunovich Associates Architects, and according to their website, will offer a mix of 70 studios, 68 one-bedroom, and 40 two-bedroom units, with “a full complement of amenities including a rooftop terrace with pool, meeting facilities, exercise area, bicycle storage, and parking for roughly 50 vehicles.” There will also be about 9.400 square feet of street-level retail space.

Adjustable Concrete Construction is assisting Skender as the concrete contractor, while Stalworth Underground is out there drilling the caissons.

The City of Chicago issued permits for:
The full build on 8/25/2022
Caissons and foundation on 7/19/2002
The tower crane on 6/22/2022
Demo permits for 739 N Wells and 745 N Wells on 5/12/22

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After delay, 311 West Huron begins caisson work

Filling a caisson at 311 West Huron

The recent concrete strike claimed 311 West Huron as a victim. But only temporarily. And with that in the past, caissons are underway, and underground.

311 West Huron is a joint venture between North Wells Capital and Urban Innovations. The 15-story building, designed by NORR, will include about 145,000 rentable square feet and have 130 indoor parking spaces.

The team out here how consists of General Contractor Arco/Murray and concrete contractor Adjustable Concrete Construction, with Stalworth Underground drilling caissons.

The full permit for 311 was issued on 6/27/2022, with the tower crane permit following on 7/20/2022.

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1044 West Van Buren upgrades to First Glass

Level 4 gets glass at 1044 West Van Buren

Glazing puns. Ya gotta love ’em.

It’s been a big week for glass on new construction. 1044 West Van Buren is one of those getting in on the fun.

Tandem was busy Wednesday installing windows on the first level above the podium of the Antunovich Associates-designed tower.

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160 North Elizabeth renders Chicago’s August tower crane survey obsolete

The topped-out 160 North Elizabeth

“Hey, that’s topped out” I said out loud (I talk to myself constantly when I walk around town) as I neared 160 North Elizabeth in the Fulton Market District. And it usually doesn’t take long for a topped-out tower to drop the tower crane. Sure enough, one day after setting our crane count at 20, came word that we’d already dropped into the teens. Ah, progress.

160 North Elizabeth seemed to go up in a hurry. This is progress by Clark Construction as of Friday, July 29, with the tower crane still intact:

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