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bgsrand Jul 7, 2020 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Donnie77 (Post 8973018)

The overall site is massive so I think the core looks small in comparison?

sentinel Jul 7, 2020 2:13 PM

^^I'm just glad that they maintained the remaining majority of the lot as a park:
https://images.skyscrapercenter.com/...8339016505.jpg

I really like the lobby design too:
https://images.skyscrapercenter.com/...8339012988.jpg

harryc Jul 7, 2020 2:20 PM

July 6

Following the shuttle bus from Gr333n
Chicago | BMO tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

sentinel Jul 7, 2020 7:45 PM

Thanks Harry - tbh, I'm surprised this one is rising as slowly as it is. I feel like the BoA tower along the river was a more complicated site, but shot up super quickly..maybe I'm missing something?

bhawk66 Jul 10, 2020 3:55 PM

I agree. It is what it is but, yea, snails pace. At this rate, during this pandemic, any progress is good progress I suppose.

harryc Jul 25, 2020 1:58 AM

July 20







One big and beefy core


Relocating the water main that used to cut across the site.



KWillChicago Jul 25, 2020 5:41 AM

Sit. Staaayyyy. Good boy.

KWillChicago Aug 6, 2020 10:40 PM

Could we go 10 floors on the core without a crane? Webcam. They do have the floorplates up to the floor below sidewalk.

harryc Aug 11, 2020 2:18 AM

Aug 6

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Our friend from Wisconsin.
Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Odd on the other projects with an internal climbing crane the crane was assembled near - or at - the beginning - wonder why they are waiting.
Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Aug 10

One impressive crane
Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

TallBob Aug 11, 2020 4:25 AM

I suppose it's too late in the developing & building process to say "I'd like to see this another 10-15 stories taller" would it?

KWillChicago Aug 11, 2020 2:56 PM

Crane parts being dropped off on the south end via webcam.

The Lurker Aug 11, 2020 3:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TallBob (Post 9006948)
I suppose it's too late in the developing & building process to say "I'd like to see this another 10-15 stories taller" would it?

Its not impossible or even unusual to see another floor or two added to an office building during construction but the foundation and core would have to be reengineered in a cost prohibitive way to accommodate 10+ additional floors

chris08876 Aug 12, 2020 1:18 AM

Union Station Tower, Aka BMO Tower, Begins Ascent As Permits Seek To Increase Floor Count

https://chicagoyimby.com/wp-content/...8/IMG_0036.jpg

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Construction is going vertical for the Union Station Tower, also known as the BMO Tower, a 46-story office building in West Loop Gate. Designed by Goettsch Partners and developed by Riverside Investment & Development along with Convexity Properties, the 1.5 million-square-foot development is located at 320 S Canal Street, on a full-block site directly south of the 1925 Union Station headhouse. The project offers amenities for the office tenants as well as two levels of underground parking.

Recent photos show the beginning of the core structure going vertical. Construction workers on the site have been using a mobile crane to begin construction while awaiting permits for the tower crane to be approved. Those permits were received on July 23rd, so the tower crane should be on site imminently. New permits filed are looking to add four floors to the existing 46 stories planned. Additionally the permit looks to modify the ground floor, second floor, and mezzanine levels. Exactly to what extent these new plans will change the tower is unclear at this time. The permit has not yet been approved. RC Union Station Development Company, LLC is the owner behind the permit applications. Clark Construction of Chicago is the general contractor.

The project creates a major public space at ground level by moving the building footprint to the east, freeing space for a 1.5-acre public park. The park space is organized around a large, oval-shaped lawn with a curved path defining the main pedestrian circulation. The park includes areas for outdoor activities as well as retail space.
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ChicagoYimby/Jack Crawford

TallBob Aug 12, 2020 6:02 AM

Hey... That's pretty Cool! More Floors!!

Zapatan Aug 12, 2020 4:34 PM

Is this outdated? He mentions a 46 story tower when we've most recently heard 50. I think there was also a slight extension a while back (like 3 extra feet or something).

Hope it's true though.

Chicagolover88 Aug 12, 2020 4:34 PM

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Originally Posted by TallBob (Post 9008105)
Hey... That's pretty Cool! More Floors!!

I wonder how much feet that would add based on how tall the floors are

r18tdi Aug 13, 2020 2:33 AM

From an entitlement standpoint, the building was originally approved at 50 stories (715 ft). It then went back to the city in April to increase the height to 51 stories (~729 ft).

So it sounds like this is a case of a permit being issued for the lower portion of the building, and then the developer seeking a full permit to cover the remainder? :shrug:

Edit: Unless maybe they are looking to go shorter? In this climate, who knows....

TallBob Aug 13, 2020 4:54 AM

^^Oh well, Wishful Thinking!

Zapatan Aug 13, 2020 4:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9009013)
So it sounds like this is a case of a permit being issued for the lower portion of the building, and then the developer seeking a full permit to cover the remainder? :shrug:

Edit: Unless maybe they are looking to go shorter? In this climate, who knows....

Which lower portion, you mean near a setback? I don't think going shorter would make sense in the long run, despite the current climate. I'd guess the article is just working with outdate information.

TallBob Aug 14, 2020 4:43 AM

^^Well they won't be packing employees next to each other.... Spacing employees further apart! The flip side of that is....Employees will work from home!


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