The residential tower at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street known as MiLa climbs ever-skyward. Loop Spy Daniel looked out his office window at 200 North Michigan recently, and saw quite a show being put on by the workers from Pepper Construction and McHugh Construction— busy as little bees in their yellow netted hive.
MiLa was designed by friends-of-the-blog, bKL Architecture, and is one of the cornerstones in the revitalization of the northern part of Michigan Avenue in The Loop. More importantly, it’s expected to have a Starbucks.
When finished, the building is expected to rise 41 stories, with two floors of retail space at the base hiding the parking garage. But seriously, if your address is 200 North Michigan, you don’t need a garage. Or a car. You’re at the center of the biggest shopping district in the Midwest, within two blocks of 21 bus lines, six subway lines, and two commuter railroads going all the way to South Bend, Indiana. If you think you need anything more than a ZipCar for the occasional Ikea or Home Depot run, you’re doing it wrong.