Construction Update
Spring Brings A High Rise to Randolph Street

It was just about a year ago that we told you about crews planting building seeds at 609 West Randolph Street. Eleven months later, a high-rise is sprouting, just in time for Spring.

601 West Randolph under construction in March, 2021.  (Courtesy of West Loop Spy Kurt.)
601 West Randolph under construction in March, 2021. (Courtesy of West Loop Spy Kurt.)

As usual, West Loop Spy Kurt can be counted on to aim his iPhone 11 at the scene, and send us these pictures of the tower crane being assembled.

Though this Vista Development office building is rising in what used to be a surface parking lot at 609 West Randolph, like a high school beer run, it’s using the ID of its older brother next door, 601 West Randolph. Both are co-owned, and the new Antunovich Associates design will loom ever-so-slightly, over its 1890’s-era code orange older brother.

Rendering of 601 west Randolph (Va the Office of Alderman Brendan Reilly)
Rendering of 601 west Randolph (Va the Office of Alderman Brendan Reilly)

Location: 601 West Randolph Street, West 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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