Exhibit on Superior: More Photos Than I Know What To Do With

The future 34-story, 298-unit tower from Magellan Development Group at 165 West Superior Street in River North known as Exhibit on Superior lost its tower crane early in July. Albeit a sad one, that’s a big step in the progress cycle. The bKL Architecture design still has a long way to go until completion, but a lot of those construction colors will be fading soon, as the exterior finishes up. Linn-Mathes has been working on this one a full year now.

Still, if you find yourself missing the old Howard Johnson motel that was here, I noticed a mattress lying in the alley behind the new tower. Same thing.

Exhibit On Superior Shedding Its Tower Crane

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Exhibit on Superior, at 165 West Superior, losing its tower crane.

They come into our lives suddenly, and then they’re gone just as quickly. They build our hopes and dreams, climbing ever higher. And just when you think they can go no higher…they don’t. In fact, they come down. But not before changing the landscape and skyline.

Too dramatic? Eh, whatever.

Suffice it to say the tower crane at 165 West Superior is on its way down from atop the bKL Architecture-designed apartment tower. The new River North development from Magellan Development Group is called Exhibit on Superior. Topping out at 34 stories, Exhibit on Superior will have 298 luxury apartments of all sizes, from studios and convertibles, to 1-,2-, and 3-bedroom units. Add 109 parking spaces, an 8,400-square-foot outdoor park, and nearly 30,000 square feet of amenity space, and you’ve practically got yourself a brand new vertical neighborhood.

Linn-Mathes has been plugging away at construction since the first permits for Exhibit on Superior were filed back in July of 2015, this coming on the heels of the March 2015 demolition permit that signaled the end of the Howard Johnson Inn on this site, with an address of 720 North LaSalle. Yeah, if you still have your room key, might as well hang on to it.

165 West Superior

You see, I looked at that from over here and thought “Hey, that tower crane shouldn’t be sitting so low.”

165 West Superior

165 West Superior