Comically-Shaped Parcel Getting Cool-Looking Skyscraper

West Town serial fixer-upper Sterling Bay is ready to sprinkle magic fairy dust on another surface parking lot and turn a rotting pumpkin into a glittering skyscraper. Its lawyers have filed paperwork with the City of Chicago to pull the trigger on 360 North Green.

Screengrab from 360 North Green promotional video. (Via Sterling Bay)
Screengrab from 360 North Green promotional video. (Via Sterling Bay)

When we first blathered about this bother four years ago, the design was fairly ordinary. Now it’s been fleshed out and is ready to move forward as a taller, visually lighter project. No, it won’t fabulously glow in the dark like every single clich├ęd building rendering these days. But it will sport the kind of exposed angled structural supports recently made popular again by such buildings as 110 North Wacker.

2021 rendering of 360 North Green (Via Sterling Bay)
2021 rendering of 360 North Green (Via Sterling Bay)

This time, though, it’s not The Loop’s Goettsch showing the building’s stocking straps. It’s San Francisco’s Gensler, which seems to be plowing more and more furrows in this midwestern urban prairie these days.

About a year ago, .925 Bay splashed a video of this project on the intarwebs, and what we see in the official plans looks very similar. So here’s that video again:

As dedicated fans of whimsical zoning, it’s worth noting that the 360 North Green property extends beyond 360 North Green Street. Far beyond. Let’s just say that the guy who mows the lawn will be trimming grass two blocks away. Here’s an outline of the property:

Outline of the 360 North Green Street property (Via Apple Maps)
Outline of the 360 North Green Street property (Via Apple Maps)

We haven’t dragged a yardstick out there yet, but the way we read the City documents, this space is 1,850 feet east-to-west, and that western apex is just seven feet wide. Hopefully Sterling Bay buys the landscaper a bus pass.

  • Address: 360 North Green Street
  • Developer: Sterling Bay
  • Architecture firm: Gensler
  • Net site area: 61,900 square feet
  • Floor area ratio: 8.1
  • Maximum height: 425 feet
  • Floors: 26
  • Outdoor amenity level height: 58 feet
  • Automobile parking: 90 spaces
  • Loading docks: 2
2021 rendering of 360 North Green (Via Sterling Bay)
2021 rendering of 360 North Green (Via Sterling Bay)

Location: 360 North Green Street, West Town

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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