Construction Today - November 2017 - 119
Residential | WALSH CONSTRUCTION
WALSH IS BUILDING AN
EYE-POPPING HIGH-RISE IN
CHICAGO. BY KAT ZEMAN
well-known general contractor
that specializes in high-rise
housing, Chicago-based Walsh
Construction is bringing another high-profile project into the city's South
A 48-story luxury apartment building
is under construction on Chicago's posh
Michigan Avenue. The 580,000-square-foot
building, that will include roughly 7,500
square feet of retail on the ground floor,
broke ground in April. The apartment
tower is being developed by Chicago-based
Murphy Development Group and Los Angeles-based CIM Group.
"This is an exciting project that's going
to bring a new and modern look to the
South Loop," Project Manager Dave Dunlap
says. "It will change the face of South
Targeted for completion in summer 2019,
the design of the tower at 1326 S. Michigan
Ave. features a unique glass façade that
mimics a curtainwall. The non-structural
exterior wall contains infills of glass that
give it an eye-popping design.
"The skin of the building is all glass and
the corners are sloped in and out, giving it a
unique look," Dunlap says.
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"This is an exciting project
at's going to bring a new and
modern look to e Sou Loop.
It will change e face of
Sou Michigan Avenue."
- Project Manager Dave Dunlap
Walsh is constructing the apartment
tower with a glass façade that
mimics a curtainwall.
The building will house 500 high-end
apartment units on upper floors and 188
parking spaces that take up the first six
stories. Apartment features include open
floor plans, quartz countertops, wood floors,
stainless steel appliances and a washer/
dryer in each unit.
Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz,
the $125 million tower will feature a widerange of amenities. The seventh floor will
house an outdoor rooftop pool with cabanas, seating area and space for grilling food.
Additional amenities include an enclosed
dog park, green spaces, indoor hot tub,
sauna, game room, lounge and a cyber café.
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