When news broke late last year that a Goettsch-designed hotel and office tower was coming along to replace the parking lot at 590 West Madison, the story came with a single image of the building. Over the weekend, a handful of new renderings of the project along with a stacking plan showing that 11 floors will be devoted to hotel rooms surfaced on the SkyscraperPage forums. The plans also show that the 581-foot tower will also come along with a restaurant at both the top and bottom floors. The project also has a new website which reveals that the 300,000 square foot hotel component will feature about 330 rooms. In addition to its hotel component, the 41 story tower will offer 616,000 square feet of office space beginning at the 19th floor.
The release comes just after site prep began for a two-flag hotel project just around the corner. Despite the proximity to the Loop, River North, two major train stations and the interstate, the area of the West Loop on the near side of I-90 has been slow to see new development in the last few years, in contrast to the explosive residential growth on the other side of the highway.
There's no new word about the timeline of this mixed-use highrise, but a slick new website usually means high profile presentations are taking place that will help nudge this project along. So far, only two of the several highrises under construction include significant office space, so this project could be the next to make a big contribution to those numbers.
·590 Madison [Official Website]
·Skyscraper Page Forums [SkyscraperPage]
·Goettsch Designed Hotel & Office Tower Planned for West Loop [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous West Loop coverage [Curbed Chicago]