Construction Update
One Bennett Park Tops Out and Towers Over Streeterville

The tallest building in Streeterville has topped out.  One Bennett Park is anticipated to be the tallest all-residential building in Chicago when it’s completed later this year.  It will also soar 836 feet high right on the edge of Lake Michigan, ensuring it will be a landmark for anyone who admires the city from the water.

One Bennett Park under construction (Courtesy of Related Midwest)

One Bennett Park under construction (Courtesy of Related Midwest)

One Bennett Park is a project of River North’s Related Midwest and Australia’s Lendlease.  The two have a habit of making beautiful music together in Chicago, but this is their tallest project.

Both Related and Lendlease sent over pictures, so enjoy those and if you want to know more (and you know you do), there’s juicy press releases after the nummy pics.

Related Midwest Tops Off One Bennett Park in Chicago’s Streeterville Neighborhood

70-story tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects is tallest structure erected in Chicago since 2009

CHICAGO  – Related Midwest today celebrated the topping off of One Bennett Park, the developer’s ultra-luxury residential tower at 451 E. Grand Ave. in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The celebration, co-hosted with Lendlease, the project’s general contractor, included a lunch and raffle for more than 350 tradespeople who worked on the building. Rising 836 feet, One Bennett Park is the tallest tower to be topped off in downtown Chicago since 2009 and, upon completion, will be the tallest all-residential skyscraper in the city.

“The topping off of One Bennett Park represents a construction milestone not only for this project, but for all of Chicago and Streeterville in particular,” said Curt Bailey, president of Related Midwest. “Expertly designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and inspired by our city’s timeless Art Deco-style buildings, One Bennett Park will elevate luxury living in every possible sense — something that is apparent even now through our use of limestone, classic step-ups along the building’s façade, and distinctive materials that reflect the tower’s exceptional level of craftsmanship and detailing.”

One Bennett Park and the adjacent Bennett Park, a 1.7-acre green space designed by renowned landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), are scheduled to be completed in mid-2019, with the first condominiums and all 279 apartments delivering in late 2018. The 69 condominium residences will be located on floors 41 through 66 and include two-, three- and four-bedroom plans averaging 3,200 square feet. In addition to the building amenities for all residents on level three, owners will have access to an exclusive amenity floor on level 41, as well as their own porte-cochère and lobby entrance at street level.

“Today, as we celebrate the full height of One Bennett Park, we honor the tireless efforts of the many tradespeople who have literally laid the foundation for this ambitious project and gotten us to this important milestone,” said Don Biernacki, senior vice president of construction at Related Midwest. “Inside the lower-level apartments, custom trim and premium cabinetry, countertops and tile installations have been completed by our talented craftsmen. We’re grateful to our partners, including Lendlease, RAMSA and GREC Architects, for helping us realize our vision for this site day by day, floor by floor.”

As work on the tower continues, Related Midwest is offering a selection of condominiums ranging in size from 1,737 to 7,500 square feet and priced between $1.9 million and $15 million. For more information on One Bennett Park, visit www.onebennettpark.com.


Lendlease and Related Midwest Celebrate Construction Milestone at One Bennett Park

(Chicago, IL) On January 18, 2018, Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, and Related Midwest, a developer of luxury condominiums and rental homes in Chicago, celebrated the topping out of One Bennett Park, the highly anticipated luxury residential building located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The milestone marks the project reaching its maximum height.

“One Bennett Park marks our sixth collaboration with Related Midwest and will be a remarkable addition to Chicago’s skyline.” Said Bert Brandt, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lendlease’s Chicago office. “We are grateful for everyone’s hard work and dedication to bringing this iconic project to reality.”

“Today, as we celebrate the full height of One Bennett Park, we honor the tireless efforts of the many tradespeople who have literally laid the foundation for this ambitious project and gotten us to this important milestone,” said Don Biernacki, Senior Vice President of Construction at Related Midwest. “Inside the lower-level apartments, custom trim and premium cabinetry, countertops and tile installations have been completed by our talented craftsmen. We’re grateful to our partners, including Lendlease, RAMSA and GREC Architects, for helping us realize our vision for this site day by day, floor by floor.”

Located at 451 East Grand, One Bennett Park will measure over 800-feet-tall and is expected to be the tallest all-residential tower in Chicago. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Associates and GREC Architects, the building will offer premium condominiums and rental apartments, world-class amenities, spectacular views of the city and lakefront, and a 1.7-acre park designed by world renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. The project will seek LEED Certification.

Location: 451 East Grand Avenue, Streeterville

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