The latest skyscraper to change Chicago’s skyline has been given permission to take off.
Essex on the Park (808 South Michigan Avenue) has been given its papers and can now grow to its anticipated height of 620 feet, right across the street from Grant Park.
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The Essex tower will not only add the above-mentioned residences to the South Loop, it comes with an extensive renovation and expansion of the old Essex Inn hotel, itself a Michigan Avenue icon. The tower design is by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture for Oxford Capital and Quadrum Global.
from Chicago Architecture https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2017/07/07/essex-on-the-park-ready-to-take-off/