The proposed 45-story reconstruction of the northwest corner of Lake & Michigan now has a rendering of its lower floors to rally around, and skyscraper enthusiasts are doing just that. Becker Ventures, in partnership with John Buck, is developing the overripe Loop site with 432 rental units, presently home to a century-old six-story building nearing full vacancy and almost certain demolition. bKL Architecture is rolling out the design, so blue-green glass comes as no surprise. And yes, that's a parking/retail podium equaling the height of the existing structure. Presumably the building's full dimensions will be rendered for the those gathered to witness and debate the developer's presentation, hosted by Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) and the Chicago Loop Alliance Thursday, September 12 at the neighboring Hard Rock Hotel. Sounds like good fun!
·Alderman Reilly Reports [42nd Ward]
·Developer States Intent for 45-Story Tower at Lake & Michigan [Curbed Chicago]
·Development Brainstorming Underway for 200 N Michigan [Curbed Chicago]