Construction Update
A Crane Flies Along The Coast

The Coast

Workers on Monday started taking down the tower crane that helped build The Coast (345 East Wacker Drive) for the last year or so.

The glazing crew has one full floor left into which to insert windows, plus the mechanical floor at the top.

In all, bKL and Magellan’s The Coast turned out to be a pretty nice looking building. It’s deceptively tall, striking without being overbearing, and pretty without being flashy. It’s a solid addition to Lakeshore East and the Chicago River skyscraper collection.

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