The Loop's Block 37 shopping center will soon have an apartment tower planted on top of it, which will deliver nearly 700 residences to the heart of downtown Chicago. The 275,000 square foot downtown mall was hit hard by the recession, but the plan to bring apartments to the development was revived earlier this year. Developer CIM Group wasted no time since announcing that the apartment plan was back on the table and confirmed in September that the plan was not only moving forward, but it already had permits lined up. Yesterday a SkyscraperPage Forum user spotted the first evidence of the apartment tower's construction and snapped this photo. Eventually, a Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed addition containing 694 apartment units will sprout from Block 37's base.
·Block 37 Apartments Confirmed: 694 Units Coming to the Loop [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Block 37 coverage [Curbed Chicago]