Construction Update
Essex on the Park Ready to Take Off

The latest skyscraper to change Chicago’s skyline has been given permission to take off.

Essex on the Park (808 South Michigan Avenue) has been given its papers and can now grow to its anticipated height of 620 feet, right across the street from Grant Park.

Rendering of Essex on the Park (Courtesy of Oxford Capital Group/Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture)

Rendering of Essex on the Park (Courtesy of Oxford Capital Group/Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture)

FULL BUILDING PERMIT (FOUNDATION PERMIT ISSUED UNDER 100684545) FOR A PROPOSED 56 STORY 479 DWELLING UNITS RESIDENTIAL BUILDING; 84 PARKING SPACES; GROUND FLOOR RETAIL; ALL AS PER PLANS

The Essex tower will not only add the above-mentioned residences to the South Loop, it comes with an extensive renovation and expansion of the old Essex Inn hotel, itself a Michigan Avenue icon.  The tower design is by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture for Oxford Capital and Quadrum Global.

 

Location: 800 and 808 South Michigan Avenue, South Loop

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