1,400-Foot-Tall Michigan Avenue Skyscraper Plan “Significantly Revised”

The immense new residential skyscraper planned for the former parking lot behind the building that used to house the Chicago Tribune has been updated.

The plan for Tribune Tower East has been “significantly revised” according to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s recent e-mail to his constituents.  Now he’s scheduled a public meeting to go over what changes have been made.

April 2018 rendering of the proposed Tribune East (via CIM Group)
April 2018 rendering of the proposed Tribune East (via CIM Group)

The alderman states that he had “many” concerns about the skyscraper’s parking podium and the project’s potential impact on traffic, congestion, and open space.

The previous-most-recent information we saw was that Tribune Tower East was going to rise 1,422 feet and have 949 units in the building.  Exactly what mix the “units” would be is unclear, but an earlier formal proposal for this building had a mix of hotel rooms, apartments, and condominiums.

Los Angeles’ CIM Group and Streeterville’s Golub will present the revised plan next Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm at the Sheraton on East North Water Street.

Location: 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Streeterville

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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