When we last reported on 500 North Lake Shore Drive, the site was still an empty surface lot. Fast forward five months, and the 45-floor apartment building is beginning to make a statement on the Streeterville skyline. The concrete skeleton continues to rise at an impressive clip and has reached nine stories. Construction has yet to start on the massive 10-floor, 400-space parking structure. As you may recall, owing to pressure from local resident group SOAR, the side of the garage fronting Lake Shore Drive was fitted with a year-round green wall. The extent to which it will mitigate the stark presence of the parking podium remains an open question. According to Yo Chicago, the the 500-unit rental from Related Midwest will feature a landscaped rooftop terrace, pool, and sundeck. Completion is scheduled for September 2013. Enjoy the pics!
·500 North Lake Shore Drive Groundbreaking Set for Wednesday [Curbed Chicago]
·After spruce-up, Streeterville tower gets planners’ OK [Sun-Times]
·500 North Lake Shore Drive, Streeterville [Yo Chicago]