1345 Wabash condos begin to rise in South Loop

Probably the most important milestone in the completion of a high-rise building is the erection of the tower crane that does the heavy lifting of the building’s materials.

The tower crane at 1345 Wabash was fully assembled during the past several days, despite some weather-related delays. The first new condominium high-rise built in the South Loop in the past six years can now begin rising to its 15-story height.

When it’s complete, 1345 Wabash will have 144 one- and two-bedroom condominiums priced from the $220s.

1345 Wabash has an attractive location on a block that hosts a number of destination restaurants and bars. Jewel-Osco, Trader Joe’s and CTA Red, Orange and Green line stops are a block from the building and Grant Park is two blocks away.

At 1345 Wabash, CMK Companies, the developer, has teamed with award-winning architects Brininstool + Lynch to raise the standard for design and finishes in value-priced new construction.


  • Simon 4 years

    Any way to find out if this tower crane will also be used for the erection of 1333 S. Wabash or are they going to dismantle it after this tower is done?

    • The crane has been located to be used for both buildings, and that’s the plan.