It wasn’t all that long ago you could get a shower and room at 720 North LaSalle Street. What was once a Howard Johnson Inn, consider by many to be a hole-in-the-wall establishment for weary travelers seeking cheap accommodations, is now a hole-in-the-ground future residential tower by friends-of-the-blog bKL Architecture. Revcon Construction crews made short work of the caisson drilling, and now foundation work continues as crews dig in their heels — and shovels — in anticipation of concrete being poured.
When complete, the 38-story tower bounded by LaSalle, Superior, and Wells Streets (might this development be getting Superior Street address?) will boast 298 residences over 10,000 square feet of retail space. We made a quick trip for a look-see at progress. Plus, we like the big machines and their loud noises.