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Fulton Market Cold Storage Exterior Nearing Completion

photos by Harry Carmichael for Curbed Chicago
photos by Harry Carmichael for Curbed Chicago

The old Fulton Market Cold Storage facility in the West Loop is well on its way to becoming high tech office spaces, as our most recent trip to the construction site shows that new masonry has begun to climb up the skeleton of the structure. In addition, the storage facility's future mixed-use neighbor is also beginning to take shape. Our last trip to the site revealed a naked structure, but the exterior is making quick work with its new brick. Now dubbed 1KFulton, the 550,000 square foot Fulton Market Cold Storage facility was originally built in 1923 in the heart of Chicago's meat packing district but was scooped up by developer Sterling Bay nearly three years ago. Google will be the new development's largest tenant, and over the last few months the tech giant has upped its lease multiple times, with latest guesses indicating that the company will occupy about 357,000 square feet of space in the building. The development will also feature a couple of notable restaurant offerings, including a steakhouse dubbed Armour & Swift and a Doughnut Vault from famed restauranteur Brendan Sodikoff.

·Fulton Market Cold Storage Facelift Making Major Progress [Curbed Chicago]
·1KFulton [Official Website]
·Google expands its Fulton Market offices yet again [Crain's]