A new 56-story skyscraper has officially broken ground this week and will rise over south Michigan Avenue.
Named Essex on the Park, the tower is designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and will ultimately include 479 luxury rental apartments at 808 S. Michigan. The project will also include a renovation of the soon to be landmarked Essex Inn located on the parcel to the north. It will include 271 new guest rooms and amenities like a chef-driven restaurant, "sky bar", indoor winter garden and pool/spa.
Read more at Curbed Chicago here.