Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chicago Architecture Blog Provides New Details on "One Triple Three South Wabash"

Chicago Architecture Blog provides some new rendering and some tidbits on the proposed rental tower dubbed "One Triple Three South Wabash":
Image via Chicago Architecture Blog
Some tidbits from the article:

  • There will be no curb cuts on Wabash Street. All loading and vehicular access will be through the alley running parallel to South Michigan and South Wabash Avenues. 
  • 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. Probably a single shop. 
  • 100% green roof on the tower. 
  • Common area on the podium roof, with a dog run. 
  • Facade is all glass. Using a combination of opaque, clear, and translucent panels. The previous plan had reflective glass, too, but this has been eliminated. The various panels will be arranged in a seemingly random pattern so the building is more visible to birds. 
  • The glass podium of the facade will be backlit at night so the building casts a soft glow onto Wabash Avenue. 
  • 65% of the apartments will have one bedroom and be about 700 square feet with rents around $1,750. 
  • 30% of the apartments will have two bedrooms and be about 1,200 square feet with rents around $2,300. 
  • 5% of the apartments will have three bedrooms. 
  • The developer hopes to get city approval next month, and start construction in the fall. 
  • The first people should be able to move in a year after construction starts. 
  • The building is expected to take 18 months to build. 
  • No public parking is planned.

For some historical context on this land and what was planned to be here check out this old Sloopin post.

(Hat tip:  BM!)

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