“In the works since 2007, Hyde Park’s highly anticipated ‘Solstice on the Park’ high-rise has just cleared another important milestone in its construction process. While work on the foundation and first four floors of the 26-story rental tower at 1616 E. 56th Street began in October, the project was given the official all-clear by the city of Chicago to rise to its ultimate height of nearly 300 feet.
Solstice represents the third recent Hyde Park project from Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects. The Jeanne Gang-led design firm’s angular City Hyde Park apartment block opened in the first half of 2016 while the group’s University of Chicago dormitory project known as Campus North Residential Commons welcomed its first batch of student residents in the fall. Solstice on the Park is expected to be completed by spring of 2018.”