Construction Update
Growing 200 North Michigan

200 North Michigan under constructionWe’ve been following the development of 200 North Michigan since before it was a thing. Now it’s officially achieved thing status and is rapidly developing into downtown Chicago’s newest and glossiest skyscraper.

Designed by friends-of-the-blog bKL Architecture, 200 North Michigan will be a 41-story residential tower with two floors of retail at the base. It replaced a six-story masonry office building that was built as one of the city’s old dockside warehouses back in the days when sailing and steam ships still lined up along East South Water Street to load and unload  cargo and transfer their goods to the Illinois Central Railroad yard at what is now Lakeshore East.

Loop Spy Ryan stopped by recently and took these photos showing the proto-skyscraper rising above the sidewalk level. When we last spoke with bKL principal Thomas Kerwin, he told us that once that goal had been achieved, the building should put on floors at a fairly rapid pace.

200 North Michigan under construction

Location: 200 North Michigan Avenue, The Loop


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