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Construction progresses on seven-story Fulton Market office development

The brick and glass structure will anchor the southern side of the Fulton Market neighborhood gateway sign

Shapack Partners

Two months after scoring its foundation permit, work is well underway on a new seven-story office development in Chicago’s hot Fulton Market District. Daniel Schell of the construction blog Building Up Chicago swung by the West Loop site yesterday and captured images of crews planting the 24 subterranean caissons that will go on to support the 70,000-square-foot commercial building.

Known by its official address of 801 W. Fulton Market, the project comes from Soho House developer Shapack Partners and features a traditional design from Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture that draws inspiration from the area’s older warehouse buildings. Shapack received zoning entitlements for 801 W. Fulton as well as a second office proposal at 221 N. Peoria in 2015.

The Fulton and Halsted development replaces a surface parking lot located next to the neon Fulton Market gateway sign. Work on the seven-story project coincides with a $19.6 million effort to overhaul the area’s once industrial streetscape to better suit retail, dining, and pedestrians.