Construction Update
Laying the Foundations of Ability

Ability Institute of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago under construction

Caissons are being drilled at the future site of The Ability Institute of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (355 East Erie Street), the latest medical skyscraper to sprout up in the greater Streeterville area.

Construction crews are working Saturdays as well as the occasional evening and Sunday to get the job done, sending nearby al fresco diners searching for noshes elsewhere.  Foundation work was supposed to start at the end of August and wrap up this week.  A trip by in August looked like the project may have gotten a late start. It remains to be seen if the deep foundations can be laid by October 4th.

The half-billion dollar medical treatment and research center will have 1.2 million square feet of space when it opens in early 2017.

 

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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