Construction Update
Snow, Sleet Can’t Stop Skyscrapers

200 North Michigan under construction

200 North Michigan under construction

While the entire Chicagoland transportation system collapsed under the weight of three inches of snow on Monday, construction workers kept banging away at 200 North Michigan Avenue.

Loop Spy Daniel (no, not that one; the other one) sent in this photo of the bKL-designed skyscraper-in-progress, taken from the safety of CVS aisle 6 inside a warm and dry Illinois Center (the reason for the light reflections).  You can see the retail and parking podium has reached its maximum height, and the tower is up to about the 10th floor.  You can also see the developers promising this building will be “More refined.  More inspired.  More magnificent.”

We’ll find out if that’s true in about 12 months when it’s expected to be finished with 402 residences across 41 stories of blue glass and steel.

Location: 200 North Michigan Avenue, The Loop

Author: Editor

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