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Milwaukee Avenue apartment tower rises to become River West’s tallest building

The 23-story rental development at 730 N. Milwaukee Avenue recently topped off

The new 196-unit building towers over the Kennedy Expressway.
Image courtesy of Tandem Development

A fast-climbing apartment high-rise near the Kennedy Expressway in River West recently reached its final 23-story height—and claimed the title of the neighborhood’s tallest building in the process.

The ahead-of-schedule project from Tandem Partners and Rambaud Holdings broke ground at 730 N. Milwaukee Avenue less than 12 months ago and has become increasingly hard to ignore by drivers stuck in Chicago’s soul-crushing traffic.

A rendering of 730 N. Milwaukee Avenue.
Antunovich Associates

Designed by Antunovich Associates, the transit-oriented development (TOD) features a brick base that incorporates an existing three-story building. With vertical construction complete, the glassy facade of the upper floors is now starting to fall into place.

Despite signage in earlier renderings suggesting that the new tower would be called “The Mill,” a representative of the developers told Curbed that this is not the case. The team is expected to release the actual name “in the coming weeks.”

River West’s newly crowned tallest building is on-track to welcome residents to its 196 units later this year, according to the development team.