513 South Damen is topped out and very glassy

513 South Damen and its sister building, Atrio.

When last (and first) I visited 513 South Damen in the Illinois Medical District, I was surprised at how quickly it had grown. Last week’s 360-degree tour shows it to be topped at 22 stories, and glass has reached the eighth level above the parking podium.

513 South Damen is:
A 279-unit apartment building
A development from Marquette Companies
A design by Brininstool + Lynch
A project of Power Construction

513 South Damen is *how* tall already?

Marquette Companies’ 513 South Damen rises in the Illinois Medical District

Maybe it’s been longer than I realized since 513 South Damen got started, but it surprised me last Monday to see how much progress has been made. But I guess that’s what “progress” means, eh?

The empty 513 South Damen lot the last time I walked by, in October of 2021.

513 South Damen is a 22-story, 279-unit apartment tower from Marquette Companies, who’ve recently put up Evo Union Park and Park Fulton in the far-West Loop. The other two big players on those two projects, general contractor Power Construction and design architect Brininstool + Lynch, round out the 513 team as well.

513 South Damen received:
the caisson permit on 7-26-2021
the tower crane permit on 10-13-2021
the foundation permit on 10-29-2021
the full build permit on 12-17-2021

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Evo Union Park and Parq Fulton have topped out

Don’t believe me? Marquette Management has proof. And it looks like it was quite a party. Congrats to Marquette Companies, Power Construction, and Brininstool + Lynch on the big two-fer!

More glass and a new name for 1400 West Randolph: This is Parq Fulton

Adding glass and a name at Parq Fulton

Parq Fulton is the new name for Marquette Companies’ apartment tower going up on the far end of the West Loop at 1400 West Randolph.

As the glass curtain wall continues to wrap around the tower, progress looks to be at or near the 20-story mark, heading towards 26 stories in all.

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1454 West Randolph is now Evo Union Park, and it’s in on the glass game

Step aside, 1400. You’re not the only one on this street lending a touch of glass to the neighborhood.

1454 West Randolph is getting its glazing on over in West Town. But not only does it have new glass, it also has a new name.

Evo Union Park is the moniker attached to this one, per developer Marquette Companies’ website. Cool. 1454 West Randolph had an awful lot of syllables to get through.

So congrats on the two milestones at Evo Union Park to Marquette, design architect Brininstool + Lynch, and GC Power Construction. Next up: topping out!

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Checking up on 1454 West Randolph

1454 West Randolph viewed from Union Park. Soon, residents will be able to view Union Park from 1454 West Randolph. I just blew your mind, right?

1454 West Randolph isn’t trying to keep up with its taller sibling at 1400. It doesn’t have to; it got started later, and it isn’t going to be nearly as tall. It just wants to be who it is. Now at the underside of the eighth floor, it has just three more to go.

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1400 West Randolph brings the pane

The first row of curtain wall is being installed at 1400 West Randolph in the West Loop. Meanwhile, overall construction looks to have reached the 15th or 16th level. Have a look at at Power Construction’s handiwork:



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Progress Update: 1400 West Randolph

1400 West Randolph

Let’s walk across Ogden Avenue from 1454 West Randolph, which we saw last week, for a look at how work is progressing at 1400 West Randolph.

Same team involved on this one as well, but on a larger building: 26 stories and 278 units. Developed by Marquette Companies, designed by Brininstool + Lynch, and built by Power Construction.

Progress Update: 1454 West Randolph

1454 West Randolph

Checking in on the farther-west of two developments from Marquette Companies.

1454 West Randolph is also the shorter of the two projects (1400 West Randolph is the other), bringing 11 stories and 242 units to the triangular lot bounded by Randolph Street, Ogden Avenue, and Lake Street. Designed by Brininstool + Lynch; built by Power Construction.

Stuff That’s Done: The David M. Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago

The David M. Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago.

14 months ago, I called this the most unique construction project in the city. No one told me I was wrong.

The David M. Rubenstein Forum on the University of Chicago campus is done and open and really darn cool.

Congrats to the whole team on this one: The University of Chicago; architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro out of NYC and Chicago’s own Brininstool + Lynch, and general contractor Turner Construction.