Now that the retro Howard Johnson Inn along LaSalle Street has been permanently erased from the streetscape, a new 38-story apartment tower is officially ready to take its place. On Wednesday, the city issued the tower's foundation permit, which will allow workers to transition from demolition duties to construction. The plan to replace the mid-century motel with a new apartment tower was approved by the city last August and demolition began on the HoJo Inn earlier this year. As of last month, the site was completely cleared and prepped for the new tower, which will feature 298 rental units and a 114 space parking podium which will also serve as the building's amenity deck. Grab your hard hats—another tower is ready to climb into the sky.
·Building permit [Chicago Cityscape]
·Status Update: HoJo is Gone; Make Way for the HoJo Tower [Chi Arch Blog]
·Demolition of River North's Retro Howard Johnson Underway [Curbed Chicago]
·All previous HoJo tower coverage [Curbed Chicago]