While skyscraper aficionados typically must patiently wait months or years to witness a high-rise project come to fruition, a newly published time-lapse video following the growth of the Gold Coast’s Sinclair tower compresses the action down to less than two minutes.
Compiled from a series of still images shot from an EarthCam overlooking the site from the southeast, the video shows the 35-story tower and its 58,000-square-foot flagship Jewel Osco grocery store quickly rise-up from essentially a blank slate at the northwest corner of Clark and Division:
On the drawing board since at least 2012, the slow to start project finally kicked-off construction in late 2015. The 390-unit rental tower officially opened for business last month and includes 35,000 square feet of resident amenity space as well as a private connection to the aforementioned Jewel supermarket.
Units range in size from 500 to 2,600-plus square feet with monthly rents starting at $1,900 for a studio and can reach $13,870 for a four-bedroom penthouse unit. The Sinclair comes from Chicago developer Fifield Cos. and architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
- Fifield Companies: The Sinclair, Chicago - Time-lapse [Youtube]
- Upcoming Gold Coast rental tower shows off its amenities with new website, renderings [Curbed Chicago]
- The Sinclair Gold Coast [Official Website]