Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Crescent Heights Gigantic 76 Story High-rise to Begin Construction at SW Corner of Roosevelt and Indiana

Exciting news about a hotly-anticipated, (potentially) skyline defining high-rise from a reader:
Dear Owners and Residents: 
Please note that Management was just informed today that McHugh Construction will be mobilizing next week to commence construction of 1200 S. Indiana. They will first clear the site, as well as erect fencing around the perimeter. They will also establish the private alley connection through to Michigan Avenue. Drilling of deep foundations is anticipated to begin by the beginning of January 2017 and will take approximately 2 months. Finally, excavation and construction of the rest of the foundation system and related underground work will carry on through the end of May 2017. 
As a reminder, the first phase of this development will start at the southwest corner of Indiana and Roosevelt (the second tower from the right in the rendering).  Last we heard, this building would be 76 stories tall and have 792 rental units.

While this project will be a major new addition to the South Loop's skyline and the city's, it has been met with concerns from some neighbors (as we posted about back in April).  We're unsure if plans have been adjusted to take any of these concerns into account, but regardless, looks like this big project is moving forward.

Seems like a strange time to start the project (at the onset of winter), but we guess that's not a concern.

(Hat tip:  AR!)

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