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Drawing of 1326 South Michigan Avenue

Drawing of 1326 South Michigan Avenue

Last night we learned about plans for an 829-foot-tall skyscraper pair to be built on Michigan Avenue in the South Loop.   Shortly afterward, we got the details on another skyscraper nearby.

The second development proposed, although not a 76-story Viñoly, is certainly noteworthy standing only a block away at 1326 South Michigan Avenue. Developer John Murphy revealed his proposal for a 48-story tower consisting of what Murphy described as “affordable luxury” rental units ranging from studios to two bedrooms.

The tower, designed by friends of the blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz, is proposed to stand 498 feet tall and feature 8,000 square feet of retail space at its base, along with a parking podium that offers its residents 240 parking spaces. Typical of almost every rental tower being proposed these days, the building will dedicate an entire floor to amenities, along with another rooftop amenity deck.

  • Address: 1326 South. Michigan Avenue
  • Developer: John Murphy
  • Architecture firm: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • Height: 498 feet
  • Stories: 48
  • Retail space: 8,000 square feet
  • Parking spaces: 240
  • Seeking LEED certification
Drawing of 1326 South Michigan Avenue

Drawing of 1326 South Michigan Avenue

Location: 1326 South Michigan Avenue, South Loop


Author: Zachary Pollack

Zachary is a lawyer by day and architecture buff by night. At the office Zachary focuses his practice on working with commercial real estate developers and developers focused on subsidized housing projects. Although Zachary grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, he had his heart set on Chicago ever since visiting as a child and being in awe of the city's skyscrapers. Zachary lives in Old Town. On weekends you can find him strolling the streets checking out progress on all the construction sites. Feel free to get in touch with Zac at

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