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Fulton Market Cold Storage Sprouts Shiny New Windows

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

The old Fulton Market Cold Storage facility's transformation from industrial warehouse to high tech office space is coming along nicely, and the building even has some nice new windows to boot. Prior to the 550,000 square foot structure's extreme makeover, the building only had a few windows, but upon completion, all four sides will sport large windows from head to toe. Now dubbed 1K Fulton, developer Sterling Bay began the major reconstruction effort last spring, and expects a late 2015 completion. Since unveiling its plan to repurpose the old storage facility, Sterling Bay has continued to make waves in West Loop with its acquisition of the former Harpo Studios campus and its recent partnership with investor Bill Davies to redevelop the Old Main Post Office. Beyond Sterling Bay's reach, the West Loop has become a hotbed for residential and commercial development activity. The area is even getting some attention from Hollywood. So far, the old cold storage warehouse is looking true to its rendering, but it still has a long way to go before Google can start bringing its 500+ employees over from River North.

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