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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | K2 at K Station | 115m | 34 fl | Com

K2 Chicago


http://chicago.urbanturf.com/article...ks_ground/4499

Location: 365 N. Halstead St. Chicago IL

Type: Residential, Rentals

Units: 496

Height: 366 ft

Floors: 34

Start Construction: 11-2-2011

Completion Date: 2013



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K2, Last Skyscraper at K Station, Officially Breaks Ground

November 2nd, 2011



Groundbreaking ceremonies were held earlier today for K2, the 34-story apartment tower that represents the final piece of the development known as K Station.

With the rumble and squeal of 120 caissons being laid in the background, the architects, developers, partners, backers, bankers, and others showed up in a dusty lot next to the construction site for the ceremony this morning.

Instead of turning dirt with a brass shovel, a time capsule was sealed with mementos of life in 2011. It will be opened in 2111. Among the items in the time capsule are a copy of Crain’s Chicago Business, a Chicago Tribune, a printed Google satellite map of the area, a Chicago Blackhawks pennant, and someone’s old Blackberry.

Here are the vitals on the building:

•Developers: Fifield Companies and Wood Partners
•Architecture firm: Papageorge/Haymes
•General contractor: McHugh Construction
•Anticipated completion: 2013
•Floors: 34
•Apartments: 496
•Address: 365 North Halsted Street
•The building will connect at ground level on West Kinzie Street, and to the bridge level of North Halsted Street.
•Plank flooring.
•Higher ceilings than previous K Station buildings.



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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old November 7th, 2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Bit of an overly ambitious name for such a 'puny' tower if you ask me...
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Old November 7th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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Indeed!
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Old November 10th, 2011, 03:01 AM   #5
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Another boring filler building.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 07:38 AM   #6
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Erecting the tower crane at K2

Shot video earlier today of ironworkers adding two sections to the 238-foot tower crane. It's at YouTube.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #7
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Write-up I did for Curbed, with pics:
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Nice piece of writing! This is close to the Museum Park and Soldiers Field right?
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looks not bad.but for me a little bit it's like a "box"
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My latest pics/writeup for Curbed
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Nice piece of writing! This is close to the Museum Park and Soldiers Field right?
Nowhere near that. It's in the West Loop just west of Wolf Point.
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nothing special, the the view from here on the skyline should be pretty good.
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It actually looks very nice the way it is at the moment. Love the cohesion between green glass and pure concrete texture.
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