Construction Update
Old Town Park Erasing Atrium Village

It looks like we could soon see a second tower rising at Old Town Park, the Old Town-adjacent development by Canuck company Onni Group that’s slowly erasing the venerable, if time-worn, Atrium Village.

Old Town Park under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Old Town Park under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

In the photo above sent in by Joe Zekas of YoChicago!, you can see the steel skeleton of the first building (known cleverly as Building 1) is up to the 25th story of its eventual 32 story height.

The next phase will be a 31-story tower just to the south, at the corner of Wells and Hill Streets.  Attached to this 340-foot-tall building will be a structure labeled “parking garage/school” in public documents.  Because… you know… cars… kids… whatever.

In the photo, you can see crews busy clearing ground for the rest of the project, but nicely working around the trees, which were one of Atrium Village’s best features.  Old Town Village features a park in the middle of its skyscraper stand, lined with townhouses.  Kind of Lakeshore East-light.

Old Town Park under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Old Town Park under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Location: 1140 North Wells Street, Near North

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