Construction checkup: One Museum Park

One Museum Park

This will probably be the last construction checkup we post on Yo for One Museum Park, because it doesn’t look like there’s much more work to be done on the 62-story tower. In fact, I was surprised to find construction crews working on the building when I arrived at Roosevelt Road and Indiana Avenue in the South Loop yesterday, because I had thought most of the work had been completed, but it looks like that big concrete column still needs to be sheathed in glass.

A passage from Phil Berger’s architecture feature in the September issue of New Homes explains what they’re up to:

The south and west sides of the building house circulation spaces or structural and mechanical components, and their reflective “windows” are really glass skins mounted to a concrete frame. So while the gleaming, streamlined form is arresting from all perspectives, the clear orientation of the building is toward the north and the east.

That’s good news for buyers, because immediately to the west, at 1201 S Prairie Ave, the 53-story One Museum Park West is beginning to emerge. Construction workers are still pouring cement for the parking structure, and judging from the speed at which some of the other Central Station developments have been built, I’d expect to see One Museum Park West inching skyward pretty soon.

One Museum Park West construction

In August, Ralph Oliva from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage told Joe that about 70 percent of the condos in One Museum Park West had been sold, and that first deliveries are expected for late 2009.

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