CMK Companies' apartment proposal for the former Glashaus site in the South Loop has taken a strange turn — it's evolving toward greater density and variety. At a recent presentation, attended by at least one Skyscraper Page (SSP) regular, CMK and architect Brininstool + Lynch revealed the purchase of a third adjoining development lot, at 1345 S Wabash, suited for a 15-story building. It looks like the spawn of the primary tower, at 1333 S Wabash, which will stand at 28 stories and is conceived as rental with a possible condominium future. A podium would consume the lower floors of each structure, with an amenity level and two levels of parking. The smaller building will brush up against a warehouse directly to the south. SSP's Mr. Downtown describes the smaller building as a condo project from the outset, and we're working on confirming that. That would make a big symbolic difference for the South Loop marketplace. With approvals in hand for the main tower and leftover foundations present for both, the climate is right for CMK to push for an upscaling. The natural order doesn't often allow for such a thing.
·Highrise Projects & Construction [SSP]
·1333 Wabash Gets a Little Brother [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·Glashaus Revisited as Rental in the South Loop [Curbed Chicago]