New equipment and more materials have appeared on the site since the time of our last visit to 1345 Wabash in the South Loop, and work appears set to begin on completing the foundation for the 15-story, 144-unit building.
Fifty-eight new steel pilings are on the ground, ready to be hammered into place by the rig you see behind them. Installing the pilings is estimated to take about a week.
The Brininstool + Lynch-designed 1345 Wabash is the first new high-rise condo in the city in years. The building has been designed to achieve LEED certification, and as much as 20% of the building may consist of recycled content.
1345 Wabash has one-bedroom condos that are pre-completion priced from $219,900 and two-bedrooms from $289,900. Floor plans, detailed specifications and more information can be found at the 1345 Wabash website. A sales center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave.