A long planned tower for the West Loop may be even bigger than originally anticipated, as these newly surfaced renderings show a rather tall glassy building on a site near 625 West Monroe Street. Way back in 2008, developer Steven Fifield first indicated plans to build a 26 story office tower on the parcel of land adjacent to the Presidential Towers, but the office space was never built. The developer returned to the drawing board, and after a five year hiatus, presented a new plan for an even taller "landmark type" tower for the site. Today, a set of mysterious renderings of a tall glassy tower appeared on the Skyscraper Page forums that shows a building standing at the same location as the previously planned tower and Fifield, who has adopted the "bigger is better" approach for new towers may be going even bigger if these renderings are what we think they are.
Last year Crain's reported that the developer was considering plans to develop either a 40 story office tower, or a 75 story mixed use office, apartment and hotel tower - and these renderings of a sleek glassy building may be just that. The proposed tower for the site has gone through several design and concept changes, so these renderings may only be just another step in the development's final design. However if built, the tower in these renderings would certainly become a new presence for the West Loop.
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Curbed Contributor Aaron Dunlap assisted with this post.
· 625 Monroe AKA "One57 Monroe" [Skyscraper Page user Spyguy]
· Fifield lands partner for West Loop tower [Crain's]
· Fifield plans taller building in West Loop [Crain's]