▶ 720 North LaSalle Foundation Work Deepens


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.

Location: 720 North LaSalle Street, River North

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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