Fifield Companies Celebrate A Bridge From K2 To Downtown
Apr11

Fifield Companies Celebrate A Bridge From K2 To Downtown

  Disneyworld is purported to be the happiest place on earth, but for number two on the list I’d like to nominate the West Loop apartment building K2 (365 North Halsted Street). On its one-year anniversary April 10th, I spoke with several residents who said they loved living there. Chelsey, a transplant from Baltimore, moved in shortly after K2 opened. She said her neighbors at K2 are very friendly and nearly everyone there moved to...

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Bridging a Gap in the Fulton River District [updated]
Feb04

Bridging a Gap in the Fulton River District [updated]

Tis the season for pedestrian bridges.  The city is in the middle of a project to build several along the lakefront and Lake Shore Drive, the Cubs want to put one up in Wrigleyville, and hardly a year passes that one Northwestern or the other (university or hospital) doesn’t put one in Streeterville. Chicago’s next pedestrian bridge will be erected Friday, February 7, 2014 in the Fulton River District....

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K2 Open and Ready for Chicago’s New Generation of Renters
May13

K2 Open and Ready for Chicago’s New Generation of Renters

Just in time for apartment-hunting weather, another shiny new Chicago apartment tower is now open for business. K2 (365 North Halsted Street) is the final piece of the K Station development in the city’s Fulton River District. It offers 496 apartments in a 34-story skyscraper connected to both North Halsted Street, and to the new Jewel supermarket on North DesPlaines Street. The building is designed for the new set of urban...

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K2 OK, Becomes Chicago’s First New Apartment Tower of 2013
Feb11

K2 OK, Becomes Chicago’s First New Apartment Tower of 2013

If there’s a race to be the first new residential building to open each year in Chicago, then K2 just won it. The Fifield/Wood Partners project at 365 North Halsted Street in the Fulton River District received its certificate of occupancy this past Thursday, January 7th. However, the championship title may be one that Magellan Development’s The Coast might want to dispute. The Coast (345 East Wacker Drive) anticipates...

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Fifield Beaming as K2 Tops Out
Oct03

Fifield Beaming as K2 Tops Out

  The last skyscraper in the Kinzie Station development topped out today.  Developers, bankers, architects, and others signed a ceremonial beam that was lifted into place at the top of the 34-story tower. It was almost exactly one year ago today that Fifield broke ground on the building at 365 North Halsted Street.  The first residents are expected to move in within six months. Randy and Steven Fifield, of Fifield Companies,...

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K2 Part 3
Nov07

K2 Part 3

We have a few more details about K2 (365 North Halsted Street), which you’ll remember had a ceremonial groundbreaking last week (previous coverage here and here). The building is 366 feet tall from Kinzie Street dirt to the top of the mechanical penthouse. The building is designed as three blades, each 36 feet wide.  The total building width is 104 feet. It’s not  a real pool, just a splash pool.  It’s only...

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More Hot K2 Construction
Nov03

More Hot K2 Construction

  Yesterday we brought you a story about the official groundbreaking for the K2 tower (365 North Halsted Street) in the Fulton River District. We heard from some people that, visually speaking, that there were too many people in suits and not enough hot construction pictures. So, here you go — Photographs of K2 under construction, plus a video of cranes, bulldozers, and other giant moving pieces of metal at...

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K2, Last Skyscraper at K Station, Officially Breaks Ground
Nov02

K2, Last Skyscraper at K Station, Officially Breaks Ground

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held earlier today for K2, the 34-story apartment tower that represents the final piece of the development known as K Station. With the rumble and squeal of 120 caissons being laid in the background, the architects, developers, partners, backers, bankers, and others showed up in a dusty lot next to the construction site for the ceremony this morning. Instead of turning dirt with a brass shovel, a time...

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