Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
36 Story SOM Designed Hotel & Apartment Tower Proposed
A new mixed-use proposal for the corner of Superior Street and Wabash Avenue would bring a Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed 36-story apartment and hotel tower to River North. Crain's is reporting that Christopher Carley and New York-based Symmetry Property Developments plan on submitting the proposal to the city soon, which would include a Tryp Hotel, a Wyndham chain mostly based in Europe, and a Gibsons Restaurant Group proprty called Cathedral Tower on the ground floor (probably a play off the nearby Holy Name Cathedral). This would be one of the first SOM tower projects in Chicago in a long time, and would try to take advantage of a potentially symbiotic relationship between tenants and guests, much like the new North Water apartments and the Loews Hotel in Streeterville.
The mixed-use tower would be built on land formerly owned by the Archdiocese and a lot currently home to a historic building at 42 East Superior Street and require a zoning change to proceed.