Construction Update
AMLI Clark and Polk

AMLI Clark and Polk under construction

The latest AMLI project to go up in downtown Chicago has topped out and is well on its way to being completely skinned.

AMLI Clark and Polk (800 South Clark Street) is two L-shaped towers of 12-stories, joined by a common amenities deck and parking garage.  It brings 199 new residences to the South Loop, immediately next to AMLI900 next door, which helped pioneer new residential development on the Clark corridor.

The project should help baffle some of the noise from the Metra trains that clang and grind in and out of the LaSalle Street Station all day.  Of, if you’re a railfan, then it’s the ideal location for watching Metra Trains glide gracefully into the LaSalle Street Station every day.

This location was previously approved for a pair of 50-story buildings with 1,000 homes, but that didn’t work out.


Author: Editor

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  1. The tracks behind this building go into Lasalle, not Dearborn. Dearborn hasn’t been used as a train station since the 70’s and doesn’t have any tracks going into it.

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    • Editor

      You are correct, and I should know better. I guess my brain got a touch of frostbite today! Article has been corrected.

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