After the first inklings of a major office development at 130 N Franklin last spring Curbed ambled along through other stories and occasions, forgetting our promise of a rendering reveal. Some time ago the architect for this 1.2M-square-foot tower plan, Krueck+Sexton, brought forth renderings. Part of developer Tishman Speyer's marketing package, these renderings showcased a glacial form composed of aqua blue glass with an "articulated façade [that] permits views parallel and perpendicular to the urban fabric," per the architect. LEED Gold was a target of the 48-story design. Over the weekend, Skyscraper Page's Spyguy noticed a different rendering on the developer's website, pictured at right. Krueck+Sexton's Yugene Cha confirmed that the partnership is intact, so what we're looking at is an updated design. Still conforming to the same size and height projections, the building will include a parking garage for about 200 cars, and ground-floor retail space. As before, Tishman intends the tower to be "purpose-built for a committed tenant(s) with genuine long-term plans." Makes sense. Even when developers say they're going spec, they often aren't.
·Office Scheme May Put 1M SF Office Tower at Franklin & Randolph [Curbed Chicago]
·Highrise Projects & Construction Thread [SSP]
·Tishman Speyer [Official]