Construction Update
Not Playing Games at Arkadia

Arkadia under construction

To paraphrase a favorite fictional Chicagoan, Ferris, “Chicago construction moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

That’s the case with Arkadia, going up at 765 West Adams Street in Greektown.  We cruised by the 33-story residential tower on the number eight bus just last Monday and admired its progress.  Two days later, bam!  Greektown spy Crealooper sends us this photo through the tipline, showing the windows already going in.  At this rate, it should be finished before lunch on Thursday.

When it’s complete, the building designed by FitzGerald Associates will have 351 homes rising 365 feet over the Kennedy Expressway, helping to block some of the rumble and fumes from the traffic below from filtering into Greektown.



Author: Editor

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