The long-awaited residential portion of the Block37 retail/office/hotel/residential/transit development is progressing in earnest. Just days after the city issued construction permits and a formal announcement was made by owner CIM Group, workers were spotted on the roof vacuuming up the gravel.
A couple of weeks later, and the construction has entered a much more serious phase, complete with sidewalk barricades and steel beams.
Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell took these pictures of the work happening on the residential tower. When it’s complete, it will have 690 apartments and stand 38* stories over the mall’s four story frame.