Construction Update
River North Building Appeals to Bulldogs, Comfy Footwear

Do you like bulldogs?  How about comfortable shoes?  If these sound like your kind of things, then you’ll be happy to know that progress is being made on the new residential block called The Ardus at 676 North LaSalle Street.

The Ardus under construction (Courtesy of River North Spy Joel)

The Ardus under construction (Courtesy of River North Spy Joel)

The Ardus is a project by Cedar Street and the Harlem Irving Companies.  It will bring another 149 new apartments to River North, on the corner of LaSalle Street and Huron.  As you can see in the photograph above from River North Spy Joel, the steel isn’t complete, but has topped out.  Also, the signs around the perimeter of the construction site feature bulldog silhouettes, and encourage women to ditch their high heels with the social media hashtag #WearFlats.

This is actually a two-part project designed by Booth Hansen.  It involves converting an existing old office building into residences, and also building an expansion of that building in the adjacent parking lot.  Because of its primo location, it only has 20 car parking spaces, and they’re all int he basement.


Location: 676 North LaSalle Street, River North

Author: Editor

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