One sign of a recovering economy is real estate developers jockeying to build new buildings so that they’re ready when the economy improves. An even better sign is when old projects that seemed dead get pulled off the shelves, dusted off, and actually happen.
That’s the case at 410 East Grand Avenue in Streeterville. We started reporting on it in 2011, but its history goes back further than that. But since it was approved by the city 989 days ago (that’s 141 weeks), we’ve hard bupkis. Now Streeterville Spy Jody has sent in pictures of actual work happening at the site.
If you live or work in the area, you noticed that the surface parking lot was closed to the public back in March. Since then, there’s been nothing built on the property more substantial than a guard shack and its companion portable toilet. Now there is actual earth being moved, and a new skyscraper should rise soon.
The building was designed by friends-of-the-blog, SCB. It’s been a long time since we’ve written about it, so here are some drawings and diagrams to refresh your memory. All images courtesy of SCB.