I mean just the thought of using the Chicago River as a mode of transportation is exciting. The transition from industrial sites to work/live environments is very much inline with the 21st century.
The building will not be built in Lincoln Yards, but a few blocks north.
"Developer Sterling Bay is set to begin construction of Chicago’s first mass timber building, a nine-story, apartment tower in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. If approved by City Council, the $50 million development may kick off widespread use of the modern technique, already popular in other cities, which boosters claim is more environmentally friendly than concrete or steel and provides residents with a warmer ambience.
Company officials said they hope to break ground by early next year at 2100 N. Southport Ave., several blocks north of Sterling Bay’s planned $6 billion Lincoln Yards development, and within another 24 months debut up to 135 new rental units.“
Its pretty big. Looks like a smaller Salesforce (San Francisco).
It’s place holder they’ve thrown in their renderings but its 650’ in my model.