It’s Full Steam Ahead for 215 West Lake
May02

It’s Full Steam Ahead for 215 West Lake

After a bit of light demolition, some foundation work, a tower crane, and a few levels of core poured, construction crews have been given the green light to build the bulk of the new residential skyscraper being slotted in at 215 West Lake Street.  The permit came in a couple of days ago: Permit issued for new construction FULL BUILDING PHASE: ERECT 33 STORY (132 EFFICIENCY UNITS, 133 DWELLING UNITS) 152 PARKING SPACES. (FOUNDATION...

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215 West Lake Gets a Core Workout
Apr21

215 West Lake Gets a Core Workout

As one might expect from a construction site, things are happening at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop. Clark Construction is doing yeoman’s work turning the former site of one of Chicago’s ugliest parking garages into a new 33-story apartment tower. Designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture, 215 West Lake will include 265 dwelling units right in the heart of the city’s business district. Work started here shortly after...

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With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow
Feb10

With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow

We’ve made enough of an issue about the more-than-a-century-old building at 209 West Lake Street; it’s time to move on to what will take its place. On the 28th of January, 215 West Lake was permitted by the City of Chicago to begin foundation work. FOUNDATION THROUGH 4TH FLOOR SUPERSTRUCTURE AND UNDERGROUND PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL ONLY PERMIT… That was followed up with a tower crane permit on February 1st. PHASE 1...

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215 West Lake Garage Crumbles Ahead of Residential Tower
Dec02

215 West Lake Garage Crumbles Ahead of Residential Tower

What used to be a two-story parking garage at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop is in the process of being demolished, clearing the site for a new apartment tower, for now known simply, and unsurprisingly, as 215 West Lake. Details have been hard to come by for the new project by Chicago firm Thomas Roszak Architects, but expect a 33-story tower comprised of 260-some apartments. The prolific donut franchise formerly shoehorned into the...

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JeffJack Apartments Taking Shape As Newest West Loop Amenity-Heavy Residential Development
Oct16

JeffJack Apartments Taking Shape As Newest West Loop Amenity-Heavy Residential Development

You have to figure one of the best things about being an architect is seeing your vision become reality. What looked good on the rendering is even more striking once the concrete is poured and design elements begin to take shape. A great example is the new JeffJack Apartments at the corner of Jefferson and Jackson in the West Loop. The Thomas Roszak Architecture team offered the Chicago Architecture Blog a behind-the-scenes tour of...

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Status Update: JeffJack Building in the West Loop
May19

Status Update: JeffJack Building in the West Loop

A long time reader, and new tipster, sent in these great pictures of 601 West Jackson under construction in the West Loop. When we drove by a few weeks ago, nothing could be seen from the street because of the construction barriers. But since then the building has grown, and our tipster was able to provide an elevated view for us just before the concrete for the fourth floor. When complete, 601 West Jackson will offer 198 apartments...

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New West Loop Apartment Block to Break Ground This Month
Jan07

New West Loop Apartment Block to Break Ground This Month

Half a year ago we brought you the story of 601 West Jackson, the 15-story residential block intended for the southwest corner of  West Jackson Boulevard and South Jefferson Street in the West Loop.  Now it looks like those drawings are going to become reality. Globe Street reports that developers Dan Moceri, Oak Residential Partners, and Thomas Roszak plan to break ground on the building this month, and hope to have it finished by...

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601 West Jackson High-Rise Gets Thumbs Up From West Loop Neighbors
Jul01

601 West Jackson High-Rise Gets Thumbs Up From West Loop Neighbors

New high and mid-rise residential developments have been popping up like daisies in the West Loop in recent months. It’s not uncommon at community meetings for architects describing new structures to field questions from residents fretting about parking, lack of green space, and blocked views. So it’s a bit unusual when a community meeting ends without rancor and neighbors satisfied with plans for a new development. But that’s...

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