Back in March, reports indicated that after years of financial troubles and delays, an apartment and hotel tower for the downtown Block 37 shopping mall development would finally be moving forward. Just a couple of weeks after the initial announcement, architecture outfit Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) was tapped to design the new tower. Fast forward a few months, and a drawing of the new tower has been spotted on the SkyscraperPage forums that reveals a 38 story tower that appears to match the aesthetic of the existing 275,000 square foot Block 37 retail structure. Previous reports indicated that the developer, CIM Group, could build up to 400 residential units and 500 hotel rooms according to zoning, however it is still unclear what the final makeup of the tower's residences and possible hotel will include.
·Block 37 Residential Tower - 25 W Randolph [SkyscraperPage forums]
·SCB Receives Nod To Design New Block 37 Apartment Tower [Curbed Chicago]
·Block 37 Apartment Tower Plan Comes Back From The Dead [Curbed Chicago]