Mayor Emanuel along with Alderman Brendan Reilly and representatives of Related Midwest gathered on the deck of 500 N. Lake Shore Drive which overlooks the active construction site of Related Midwest’s newest endeavor, One Bennett Park at 451 E. Grand Ave. The crane on this site is the 33rd to go up setting a post-recession record for construction cranes dotting the city skyline. When finished, One Bennett Park designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, will be the tallest all-residential tower in Chicago. Click here to learn more about the record development activity Chicago is experiencing as described by Chicago Business Journal story.
New CTA station, covered Metra tracks for Related’s riverfront Mega Development
After breaking cover in October, the massive 62-acre development known as ‘The 78’ was the topic of a formal community meeting on Thursday evening. Presentations from developer Related Midwest and architectural master planner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill outlined new details of the plan to transform the vacant riverfront parcel between Chicago’s South Loop and Chinatown into a new mixed-use neighborhood. Expected to take two decades and more than $5 billion to complete, The 78 is one of the largest single developments in the city’s history. Here are some key takeaways […]
First look at two-tower plan for Spire site: ‘There will not be a shot of Chicago that doesn’t have these buildings in them’
More than three years after taking title to the land where the audacious Chicago Spire was once envisioned, and more than two years after soliciting designs from a half-dozen architecture firms, Related Midwest on Tuesday unveiled a bold plan for the waterfront site. The long-awaited vision for the 2.2-acre site along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, unveiled in the first community meeting for the project, is toned down a bit from the 2,000-foot-tall Spire plan that stirred emotions but never advanced beyond a 76-foot-deep foundation hole. The design, by […]
A Bold New Vision: Related Midwest Unveils Plans for a New Waterfront Site Along Chicago River
Related Midwest Unveils Plans for 400 Lake Shore Drive It was nearly four years ago that Related Midwest took title to the land where the Chicago Spire was once destined. Earlier this month, the developer unveiled its visionary plans for the 2.2 acre run along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, at the first community meeting dedicated to the project. “There will not be a shot of Chicago that doesn’t have these buildings in them.” – Curt Bailey, Related Midwest President A First Look. The development, which is now referred […]