Progress report: The Elysian

How’s that Elysian coming along?  Take a look for yourself.  The combination hotel and residential tower at the corner of Rush Street and Oak Street is really having an impact on the Gold Coast skyline.

Down below, it’s starting to shape up pretty nicely, too.  Walking past, you can clearly see the area where the circular driveway will be.   That’s being put in in order to reduce congestion on Rush and State streets from idling cars.  The faux-French rooflines on the lower floors are coming together nicely, and it seems like it’s going to be a much nicer tower than everyone feared.

Oh, and there’s a note in Women’s Wear Daily that a Marc Jacobs Collection boutique will be part of the ground floor retail space.  Just in case you hadn’t already heard.

Author: Editor

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