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Tower of Jewel Moving Forward, Project Named 'The Sinclair'

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It's been nearly two years since Fifield Companies first released full renderings for the new, 35-story 'Tower of Jewel' at the corner of Clark and Division in the Gold Coast. Since then, nothing much has changed at the site, which is being cooperatively redeveloped by Fifield Companies and present site owner Jewel-Osco. But now, as the Chicago Architecture Blog reports, with the Chicago Plan Commission's final approvals (and a reduction from 42 to 35 floors), the Tower of Jewel is finally moving forward and it has a new name: The Sinclair. Beginning on June 4th, the Jewel-Osco at 1210 N Clark will close so crews can begin demolition on it and surrounding buildings at 100-130 West Division Street and 1201-1209 North LaSalle Street. The new Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) designed tower, still targeting LEED certification, will include a 22,599-square-foot green roof above the new Jewel-Osco grocery store, and a 7,074-square-foot green roof above the residential tower. As a transit-oriented development project, the tower will also install a new Clark/Division Red Line entrance on LaSalle and bring new streetscaping to the intersection. Leasing is expected to begin in September 2016.

Benjamin van Loon

·Use Those Coupons Now: Tower of Jewel Soon to Rise Under a New Name [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·Gold Coast Jewel [Official project website]
·Full Release of Renderings for Fifield's 'Tower of Jewel' [Curbed Chicago]