Chicago can add one more highrise project to the respectable list of towers that are currently under construction in the Windy City, with 18 highrises 200 feet or taller officially underway. This week, the city issued a construction permit to begin work on a new tower planned for Halsted and Lake (formally addressed as 730 W Couch Place) and developer Jeff Shapack of Shapack Partners has confirmed that crews indeed broke ground on the project today. The 29 story tower joins a slew of other residential projects moving forward in the West Loop, and the developers anticipate a summer 2016 delivery on its 227 apartment units. Designed by Booth Hansen architects, the tower's curving shape certainly looks a lot different than the other projects coming up in the neighborhood that is quickly becoming known for the adaptive reuse of aging industrial buildings. In addition to apartments, the building will include 162 parking spaces, 9,700 square feet of ground level retail space and a large amenity deck with an outdoor pool.
·New construction permit [Chicago Cityscape]
·West Loop Tower Construction Pushing Through the Winter [Curbed Chicago]
·Meet the West Loop's Newest & Curviest Apartment Tower [Curbed Chicago]