A summer's worth of labor has gone into the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed Loews Hotel Tower since we last checked in, and it's now at almost exactly half its ultimate 53-story height. The hotel and apartment tower, at 435 N Park Drive near Columbus, Illinois, and the imaginatively-named New Street, is being erected by developer DRW Holdings in partnership with Loews Hotels & Resorts. The hotel function and luxury apartments will divide the building evenly (400 hotel rooms, 398 apartments), and there will be 230 parking spaces, a rooftop deck and pool, retail, and restaurant(s). Among the tallest towers north of the River, this building also has serious braun with a sprawling podium/amenity deck and 12-story step-up to the full tower. The glass tower employs the now-familiar zigzagging indent. Not the worst to come out of SCB, but no thunderous success either.
·SCB-Designed Loews Hotel Tower Climbing Quickly Near River [Curbed Chicago]
·435 North Park Coverage [Curbed Chicago]