Ground has broken, but not much else has happened at the site of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s new skyscraper in Streeterville.
There was much hoopla with big tents and big names a while back when the ceremonial dirt-turning event was held. Since then a few trenches have been dug, but there’s not much in the way of progress to see yet, even though construction has been officially ongoing for more than a month.
Officially known since July 1st as The Ability Institute of the Rehabilitation Center of Chicago, the tower that will eventually rise at 355 East Erie Street will have 1.2 million square feet of space.
We hear that foundation work was supposed to start late last week. Based on the machines we saw parked on the site recently, that might be on hold, possibly because the city is doing some water main repairs just feet away from the construction zone.