One Chicago tower, previously One Chicago Square is a scheme currently under construction in Chicago, River North neighborhood.The project consists of two towers joined by a central podium. After completion, the taller of the two towers will be Chicago’s eighth-tallest structure with an anticipated 78 stories. The development was approved for its zoning change by the Chicago Plan Commission. Goettsch Partners and Hartshorne Plunkard Architectures designed the block-sized building at 1 W. Chicago Avenue at the space of a longtime parking lot situated across from Holy Name Cathedral.
Design and construction
One Chicago tower will comprise a total of 77 for-sale condominiums and 735 rental apartments on its two high-rise towers. The base will have 1,100 below and above ground parking areas, 55,000 square feet of offices, a restaurant and a space for event space, a Whole Foods. In addition, a Life Time athletic club with an NCAA basketball court and four swimming pools. Amenities comprise of demonstration kitchens, golf simulators, multiple louges, a putting green, and a 120-foot-long elevated dog park. Residents will enjoy the full access to aforementioned Life Time club.
There exist four different housing “types” in the One Chicago development, each with its own pricing, finishes, and name. In the taller tower, there are the “One Chicago Apartments” which are topped by luxury condominiums known as the “One Chicago Residences.” The project’s shorter 49-story building will have the “23 West Apartments,” getting the name from the building’s entrance at 23 W. Chicago Avenue. A number of industrial-inspired rental units line the parking podium along the Chicago Avenue and Dearborn Street and are referred as the “23 West Lofts.”
The fast arising One Chicago tower broke ground using a “top-down” method where the basement levels were excavated simultaneously as the towers above went up.
The developer JDL announced that the development’s name was switched from “One Chicago Square” to “One Chicago” to well connect the property to its address of 1 West Chicago Avenue.
JDL Development officially tops off its massive, skyline-changing One Chicago project. Rising high above River North, crews from Power Construction placed the final roof slab atop the 971-foot residential development, which is the taller of the two skyscrapers forming the One Chicago complex.
Despite achieving the key milestone, there’s still alot of work left to do on the tower’s crown. The works include setting of cooling towers for the mechanical systems, elevator equipment, and a telescoping window-washing rig known as a Building Maintenance Unit (BMU),
The One Chicago Apartments will open late in the year or early next, with the One Chicago following in the first half of 2022.