They’re the times in our children’s lives we most look forward to. Their first teeth, their first steps, the first day of school, the first time they make their beds without being told four times. It’s called growing up. The spring of the circle of life.
Well, here at The Chicago Architecture Blog, we have those same sentimental feelings each time a new building achieves its own “life’s firsts.” From the ribbon-cutting ceremony, to the soil samplers arriving, to caissons being drilled, all the way through topping out and opening for business, nothing makes us prouder than watching all those tiny first steps that ultimately produce the city’s next skyscraper.
That was a lot of words to tell you this: Moment (545 North McClurg Court) has its first glass! And while that “first” will always hold a special place in our hearts, this particular Moment moment turned the dial up to eleven. For this isn’t just regular glass; this is squiggly glass! Like origami glass. Glass someone had to neatly fold and manipulate until it was just right, and could then be installed along Grand Avenue.
Let us quickly remind you of what Moment will be once it opens its doors:
The friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz design will rise 45 stories (so much squiggly glass!) above Streeterville. But of course, you are discerning, and require far more details. So put your goggles on, and prepare for the fire hose:
- Developer: Golub
- Height: 486 feet
- Residences: 540 rental units (studio, convertible, 1- 2- and 3-bedroom)
- Parking spaces: 290
- 5,200 square feet of retail space
- Outdoor pool on rooftop
- Loading docks: 4
- First amenity deck height: 92 feet
- Second amenity deck height: 445 feet
- Spa, Fitness Center, cabanas, even a massage room
- Dog run and wash
- Business and Conference Center
- Demonstration kitchen
- Podium height: 105 feet
- Maximum floor area ratio: 12
- Green roof alert! 18,150 square feet
All this will be ready to open in 2016. Can’t wait that long? The least we can do is let you have a look at some photos of construction progress.