Loop Skyscraper Design Tweaked

You know the old saw about the artist who kept sneaking into the museum at night to keep working on his painting years after it had been on display to the public?  Architecture can be like that, too.

March 2019 rendering of 300 North Michigan Avenue
March 2019 rendering of 300 North Michigan Avenue

The people behind the new residential skyscraper at 300 North Michigan Avenue have received approval from the City of Chicago to tweak the design of the 47-story building, already under construction.

The revisions include removing the glass “wing walls” at the top of the building that made the west side square.  Now, the mechanical penthouse level will be indented on both the east side and west sides.

February, 2021 diagram of 300 North Michigan Avenue.
February, 2021 diagram of 300 North Michigan Avenue.

A more substantial change is the elimination of balconies on the western facade.  The building was previously going to have two vertical columns of balconies running up most of its west side.

Minor changes, to be sure.  But worth noting for people who are enthusiastically following the construction of this bKL design for Magellan Development and Sterling Bay.  

Location: 300 North Michigan Avenue, 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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