Streeterville apartment construction update

Two new apartment towers are currently underway in Streeterville, both targeting delivery next year.

The 500-unit apartment tower under construction at 500 N Lake Shore Dr in Streeterville is more than halfway toward its 45-story height. In the picture above the building is framed by the RiverView Condominiums, 415 and 445 E North Water St.

When complete, the building will include a 30,000 square foot amenity package with club rooms for entertaining and relaxing on the 11th and 45th floors. The building will also feature a landscaped exterior roof terrace with a lap-length pool, sundeck, private cabanas and dining spaces with kitchens and a fire pit.

Optima Center, 200 E Illinois, has risen to two stories above the upper-level of Illinois Street. When complete the 325-unit building will be 42 stories tall.

The building in the background at the right of the photo is the new Ronald McDonald House.

Optima Center is a project that generates a lot of interest among architecture buffs, and you can see many more pictures of its progress in a thread at SkyscraperPage.com.

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