CHICAGO | 1200 + 1300 West Carroll Avenue | 227 + 418 FT | 14 + 27 FLOORS

Rendering by Gensler

1200 W Carroll Avenue with conceptual design for 1300 W Carroll Avenue. Rendering by Gensler


1300 West Carroll Avenue

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The height here would be great and the black cladding is refreshing but why Chicago can’t just have buildings that meet the street within the footprint of the tower is beyond my ability to comprehend. So much prime land is wasted with these podium appendages that sprawl from the tower portion. I was hoping Fulton Market was immune to this design form but all of the tallest proposals have them. For once it would have been nice to just have densely built mid and high-rises without the forced gaps between developments to accommodate parking.