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Old Posted Mar 15, 2021, 8:49 PM
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^ They are sealing off the freight tunnels that run under the site and building a new access point for utility workers. There will be a little bunker along Harrison there with a blank door and stairs that go down 7 stories to the tunnels.
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Freight tunnels, on this side of the river? They must be the old abandoned narrow gauge rail tunnels from the Chicago Tunnel Company, right?
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For some reason I'd assume real site work had already commenced for the new tower.

As much hate (hate might be a touch strong....disappointment?) the new design has gotten, I've got to say I think it's pretty solid. I could be wrong, but my gut tells me the older design (perhaps for all of the yet to be built towers) was always just a placeholder - and I think that contributed to the deflated feelings relative to expectations. I don't think the columns were ever really going to be built like that .

Also glad LendLease is thus far sticking with Perkins & Will with design work.

I'm as curious as ever what CMK is waiting for with (the actual) Riverline development (this one is Southbank/since the developers split up and split it up)?
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CMK has a lot of dirt. The area south of River City, the 1st District Police Station parking lots, the salt shed at 18th & Clark, the parking lot at 14th & Wabash.

Wouldn't surprise me for them to do 14th & Wabash next and wait until The 78 has some things happening and makes the River City South site really ripe.

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Why is this in the U/C section? Looks like they barely just got equipment on site for solid testing.
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Why is this in the U/C section? Looks like they barely just got equipment on site for solid testing.
If you notice the thread title and the previous posts, you will see that there has been one tower built of a possible eight. However, it appears the project has been renamed and split up somewhat. Perhaps someone can update the title if that is the case.
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A caisson rig is being assembled and several liners have been delivered.
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Old Posted May 10, 2021, 9:50 PM
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^ Nice. Sounds like a 2nd May highrise start. (correction - looks like K3, if that's what it's really called? - actually started in late Apri)
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CMK has a lot of dirt. The area south of River City, the 1st District Police Station parking lots, the salt shed at 18th & Clark, the parking lot at 14th & Wabash.

Wouldn't surprise me for them to do 14th & Wabash next and wait until The 78 has some things happening and makes the River City South site really ripe.



True enough. 18th and Clark though? Did not realize they own that parcel. That's interesting......do they own all the way up to 16th I wonder? I'm very curious what they are thinking for this....could be multiple highrises I presume, adjacent to the 78
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That is quite the narrow lot(s). I wonder if they could even build all that tall there, or if they'd simply settle for midrises. I suppose it really depends on what zoning density they get, assuming it hasn't been changed from its current industrial/city use.
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True enough. 18th and Clark though? Did not realize they own that parcel. That's interesting......do they own all the way up to 16th I wonder? I'm very curious what they are thinking for this....could be multiple highrises I presume, adjacent to the 78
Yeah I'm also interested, is this public information? I know Streets and San is moving across the river eventually, but doesn't there need to be some kind of open solicitation for the land? They can't just cut a backroom deal with CMK.

The same would apply for the CPD parking lots...
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BTW, 'The Reed" is under construction. Two caisson liners in the ground that i saw.
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BTW, 'The Reed" is under construction. Two caisson liners in the ground that i saw.
So are they drilling caissons for the tower itself or "vertical access shafts" for the underground tunnel beneath the site?
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The Reed was issued new construction permits for the foundation yesterday.
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