1050 and 1125 West Van Buren Get Resized Again

If you’ve been itching to move into one of a pair of new residential blocks along the Eisenhower Expressway, near Target, with excellent rail and bus service… you’re gonna need more calamine lotion.  1050 and 1125 West Van Buren are going to the people.  Again.

January, 2018 Rendering of 1050 West Van Buren (via Crain's Chicago Business)

January 2018 Rendering of 1050 West Van Buren

The two towers have been in the works since the Romans invaded Gaul, and Julius Caesar predicted the rise of malignant social media with his FaceParchment post, “Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.”

The last time these buildings popped up was in July when Tandem Partners took the Antunovich Associates design to a public meeting at the Merit School of Music.

This time, the merits of the project will make music at Catalyst Ranch (656 West Randolph Street) next Thursday (November 8, 2018) at 6pm, hosted by 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and the West Loop Community Organization.

Firm numbers are hard to come by, but it appears the buildings have been resized again.

1050 West Van Buren now looks like a 258-foot-tall building with 200 homes, and seven parking spaces.  That’s one fewer residence than before, so it’s still expected to be 21 stories tall.

1125 West Van Buren now bears a striking resemblance to a 231-foot-tall building with 201 residences and 73 parking spaces.  That’s down nine from the July plan, so it remains to be seen if this tower will take a haircut from 24 floors.

Locations of 1050 and 1125 West Van Buren (via Apple Maps)

Locations of 1050 and 1125 West Van Buren (via Apple Maps)

As mentioned in earlier coverage, these siblings are perfect homes for millennials, students, doctors, and millennial student doctors.  There’s a CTA Blue Line stop a block-and-a-half away to get into the Loop, or up to O’Hare.  UIC is so close you can smell the patchouli.  And even a fat guy could bike to Rush University Medical Center without breaking a sweat.

Location: 1050 and 1125 West Van Buren Street, Near West Side

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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