Curbed recently journeyed to 365 North Halsted to grab some pics of K2, the last in a series of towers at K Station in the West Loop. For the uninitiated, K Station is a large-scale development located in the Fulton River District, alternating between edgy urban enclave and post-industrial wasteland. K2, bordered on two sides by vacant land and another by the bleak, unforgiving facade of a storage business, is bit out there, even by K Station standards. There has been quite a bit of progress on the sprawling site since last October, when we reported that site prep had begun. The portion of the parking structure fronting Union Avenue is two stories high. And the concrete core has risen above street level. The 34-story rental building, designed by Papageorge/Haymes, will feature plank floors, high ceilings, and a dramatic cantelivered pool. No word yet on whether there will be any retail along Kinzie. Failing that, future residents can still avail themselves of the nearby Jewel across from the building. Enjoy the pics!
·K Station's 365 Halsted Site Gets Prepped [Curbed Chicago]
·K2, Last Skyscraper at K Station Officially Breaks Ground [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·K2 Design [Pappageorge/Haymes]