West Side Condo Tower Resizes, Buys Time

We’ve been talking about building proposals for 1050 West Van Buren Street for a presidency and a half. Now the current proposal for this parcel has been tweaked. Again.

If you’ve forgotten where 1050 is after all this time, it’s on the Near West Side, just east of Target, and just north of I-290. Or as Google Maps sometimes calls it for no apparent reason, “Illinois 110/The Kansas City-Chicago Expressway.”

Locations of 1050 and 1125 West Van Buren (via Apple Maps)
Locations of 1050 and 1125 West Van Buren (via Apple Maps)

The Department of Planning and Development recently gave the owners permission to change the proportions of this project. It’s now shorter, has more cars, and is larger around the bottom. Much like your high school boyfriend.

  • Height: 231 feet → 195 feet
  • Podium size: 2 stories → 3 stories
  • Residences: 201 → 196
  • Automobile parking: 69 spaces → 70 spaces

The stamp of approval from City Hall means the developers now have until October 15, 2022 to start construction on this project.

While these are somewhat minor changes, they’re sure to have some visual impact. But we haven’t seen any new renderings, so here’s an old one:

January, 2018 Rendering of 1050 West Van Buren (via Crain's Chicago Business)
January 2018 Rendering of 1050 West Van Buren

Location: 1050 West Van Buren Street, Near West Side

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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