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Demolition At 200 North Michigan Is Nearing Completion

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[photo by Harry Carmichael for Curbed Chicago]

The stretch of Michigan Avenue between the river and Randolph Street is currently undergoing huge changes, and perhaps the largest undertaking is the tower planned for 200 North Michigan Avenue. Developer John Buck plans a great big shiny 42-story apartment tower for the site, but before that can happen the midrise building currently occupying that address needs to go. Demolition on the structure began back in February, but since this is Michigan Avenue and not the Vegas strip, it requires more than a few truckloads of dynamite to erase this unwanted building from the block. Crews have been working constantly at disassembling every wall and floor from the top down, leaving just about one floor above street level left. The bKL-designed tower with 402 apartments and two floors of retail is still expected to open in early 2016.

· Previous 200 N. Michigan coverage [Curbed]