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Another Highrise Begins Construction in Chicago's Booming West Loop

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1035 W Van Buren will bring 308 additional rental units to the neighborhood

It seems like every day there’s news of another highrise project breaking ground in the Windy City, and today is certainly no exception as a new 30-story building begins to take root along the Eisenhower Expressway. Known at this time by only its official address of 1035 W Van Buren, this long-vacant parcel was originally the site of a stillborn condo project that fell victim to the Great Recession.

News broke in February of 2015 that development company Related Midwest had acquired the site and revealed a modern, 308-foot design from New York architect Morris Adjmi with Chicago-based firm GREC acting as architect of record. The plan now calls for 308-rental units perched a top of large parking podium with a host of amenities naturally located above the garage. Though 1035 W Van Buren received its foundation permit back in December, below ground caisson work is just starting now.

Related Midwest looks set to have a busy spring with work on the 843-foot One Bennett Park tower poised to simultaneously start in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood in the coming days. With site preparation already underway, the 67-story Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower will be the first building in the city to reach past 800 feet since the Legacy at Millennium Park topped out in 2009.

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