Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Construction on Building at Southern End of Southbank Development is Apparently Starting

We posted a couple weeks back about some movement at The Southbank development (corner of Harrison and the Chicago River).  The Chicago Architecture website got some more info:

According to the mouthpiece for Lendlease, “The next phase is going to be along the river on the southern end of the site.”  That means Building E, according to the documents drawn up by Perkins+Will and filed with the city on November 15, 2015 by CMK when it was still part of this project.

The construction of Building E will also bring the city a new section of Chicago Riverwalk.  And like we’ve seen with Wolf Point West, and 110 North Wacker, it’s going to run underneath the building’s cantilever.  In Building E’s case, there will be about a hundred feet of clearance above the riverwalk.  Everyone living on the fourth floor and above on the west side of this building will be hanging over the edge.

It seems like an interesting time to be starting a project, but good to see that there is faith in the neighborhood and apparently demand for these types of units.  

The addition of the riverwalk is also nice.  We've been impressed with the work to-date and adding more public amenities is a nice thing for the neighborhood.

What isn't so nice?  If you reside in River City apartments and had a nice northern view of the Willis tower and skyline - that seems to be going away pretty quickly.    

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