Friday, March 1, 2019

New 24-Story Rental Building on Wabash Adds to Density of Motor Row Entertainment Area

More action on the development front near Cermak (via Curbed):
The South Loop apartment boom is adding another project to the mix as developer Draper and Kramer officially breaks ground on a 24-story rental building at northeast corner of Wabash Avenue and Cermak Road.

Known by its address of 2111 S. Wabash, the 275-unit development includes ground floor retail and 88-car parking podium topped by a glassy tower with an angular “sawtooth” facade. The design creates great views in all directions as well as a “prismatic effect in which the light will constantly change the appearance of the building depending on the time of day,” said architect John Lahey of firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz in a statement.

Announced back in 2015, Draper and Kramer’s plan for 2111 S. Wabash originally included a mix of roughly 250 apartments and 144 hotel rooms. The project later dropped the hotel component and increased the number of residential units to 275 when it earned city approval the following year.
Judging by the picture above, it looks like the development might come all the way to Cermak (the construction fencing extends to Cermak).

However, the rendering below makes it seem like it isn't.  Anyone have some perspective here?

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