Construction Update
With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow

215 West Lake

Construction equipment has replaced demolition equipment at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop.

We’ve made enough of an issue about the more-than-a-century-old building at 209 West Lake Street; it’s time to move on to what will take its place.

On the 28th of January, 215 West Lake was permitted by the City of Chicago to begin foundation work.

FOUNDATION THROUGH 4TH FLOOR SUPERSTRUCTURE AND UNDERGROUND PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL ONLY PERMIT…

That was followed up with a tower crane permit on February 1st.

PHASE 1 FOUNDATION DESIGN FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A MANITOWOC MD485 TEMPORARY TOWER CRANE AS PER PLANS.

 

Those two permits mean we can expect some digging soon for the 33-story apartment tower designed by Chicago firm Thomas Roszak Architecture. If that name sounds familiar, you may know them from JeffJack Apartments and 433 North Wells.

On the way to The Loop are 265 rental units atop ground-lever retail space. Floors two through four will be parking. Clark Construction is the general contractor.

With the controversial 209 demolition all wrapped up, construction crews have begun assembling their foundation equipment on site. Expect to see large machinery sinking caissons in a matter of days.

 

Location: 215 West Lake Street, The Loop

Daniel Schell

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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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