The South Loop neighborhood went from being an area with slow and steady construction to becoming the downtown neighborhood to watch after a slew of announcements for high profile projects were made this summer and autumn. And not only are thousands of new apartments and hotel rooms on the way, the area is getting several new buildings designed by some of the world's most famous architects.
With the flurry of new proposals, it's become difficult to keep an accurate tally on how many new rentals and hotel rooms developers are looking to build in the area. According to building permit and data site Chicago Cityscape, developers have either proposed or started construction on 10,000 residential units and 2,500 hotel rooms for the South Loop this year. And visualize where all of these new units are going, Chicago Cityscape has created an interactive map that offers a better idea of where all of this new density is going. The South Loop landscape will dramatically change in the coming years, and the area will be getting some of the most exciting new buildings in Chicago.
·South Loop skyscrapers - 2015 Boom [Chicago Cityscape]
·The Fuse Has Been Lit for the South Loop's Next Big Building Boom [Curbed Chicago]
·Proposed Helmut Jahn Supertall and Essex Inn Tower Make Their Public Debut [Curbed Chicago]
·Developers to Move Forward on $3B South Loop Mega-Project [Curbed Chicago]