Tishman Speyer announces topping out of 320 North Sangamon

When I posted photos of 320 North Sangamon last week, I counted the floors that were done and estimated, with my math skills, that it had topped out.

Nailed it!

Tishman Speyer has released a video (see link below) to commemorate the topping out. Congrats all around.


320 North Sangamon reaches Fulheight, adds glass in Fulton Market

It’s not a typo if it’s a pun

Developer: Tishman Speyer

GC: Clark Construction

Design Architect: SCB

320 North Sangamon adding 300,000 square feet of offices to Fulton Market

SCB rendering of 320 North Sangamon.

320 North Sangamon is up off the ground and going vertical. The 13-story, 300,000-sq-ft office building is being developed by Tishman Speyer. As you may have already heard, the market for Fulton Market office space is going nuts right now.

Clark Construction is tasked with getting 320 North Sangamon ready for its 2021 opening. They know a thing or two about putting up office buildings; you may have heard of 150 North Riverside? 110 North Wacker? Union Station Tower? Yeah, I thought so.

320 is a design by Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

The following photos were taken January 1 and January 19.

Demolition Equipment Takes Over Empty 130 North Franklin Lot

130 North Franklin

National Wrecking started tearing holes in the 130 North Franklin soil on June 6.

“Hey, Dufus” your letter to the editor begins, “that makes no sense. Why would an empty lot need to be demolished?”

HOLES. That’s why. Sometimes the very equipment that tears a structure down becomes the excavation tools, the first step in building one up. And that’s the case at 130 North Franklin in The Loop, where the National Wrecking Company has moved in to start prepping the land for a 54-story office tower from developer Tishman Speyer.

The Chicago Plan Commission approved the Krueck & Sexton-designed tower on August 20, 2015, and construction nerds have been staring at the half-dirt/half-parking lot ever since, as us construction nerds do. And now we finally get to see some action. There are no permits filed as yet for 130 North Franklin, but when we know about them, you’ll know about them.

130 North Franklin

A long view.

130 North Franklin

Please don’t back up, Sir.

130 North Franklin

The parking lot portion at the north end of the site will be developed as well.

130 North Franklin render

A rendering of 130 North Franklin from Krueck + Sexton.