130 North Franklin Officially a Thing

Back in January of this year, we told you about an odd piece of legislation filed by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly regarding a surface parking lot in the western part of The Loop.  At the time, we told you it meant that Tishman-Speyer was finally ready to pull the trigger and build a new skyscraper at 130 North Franklin Street.  It turns out, we couldn’t have been more right.

Drawing of 130 North Franklin courtesy of Krueck and Sexton

Drawing of 130 North Franklin courtesy of Krueck and Sexton

One of our Loop Spies tells us the alderman has called a public meeting to discuss the skyscraper.  It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the proposed tower, but it appears the design has been slightly refined.

Back in January, the latest intelligence had it at 48 stories, now it’s 51.  It’s now also listed as having 190 parking spaces, down from 200.

If you’d like to attend the meeting, it will be in the cafeteria on the second floor of The Franklin at 227 West Monroe Street at 6pm on April 20th, 2015.

Location: 130 North Franklin Street, The Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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