Early this year we told you about a pair of vintage Chicago walk-ups that were about to bite the dust. The dust has since been bitten and 8 East Huron is ready to rise in their place.
8 East Huron is at the corner of State and Huron, a block south of Holy Name Cathedral. It is a 26-story residential block replacing a pair of buildings erected in 1889. And it just got a crisp new building permit from the city of Chicago:
NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A 26 STORY APARTMENT BUILDING (52 EFFICIENCY UNITS AND 53 DWELLING UNITS) WITH 1ST FLOOR RETAIL ; 31 PARKING SPACES ON LEVELS 2-4 (8 EAST HURON STREET)
Eight East Huron is a project by CA Ventures, designed by Valero Dewalt Train Associates. It should max out around 300 feet (290 to the roof + mechanical), which is pretty good considering the tiny footprint it has to work with. It’s a footprint so small that some of the caissons actually intrude ever-so-slightly upon the dirt underneath the public sidewalk. Yep, they’re paying the city rent for that.
from Chicago Architecture http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2016/05/24/8-east-huron-is-about-to-become-a-thing/