Wayback Wednesday: 73 East Lake Street

With 16 years of Chicago architecture photos in our archive, it’s time to hook up the electrodes, snap into a Slim Jim, and set the Wayback Machine for December 11, 2012: Seven years ago today.

73 East Lake under construction in December 2012 (file)
73 East Lake under construction in December 2012 (file)

That’s when we took this photograph of 73 East Lake rising in The Loop.

Back then, 73 was only six stories tall, and had zero residents. Today the building built by M&R Development is 42 stories tall with 332 residences.

Location: 73 East Lake Street, The Loop


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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