Construction in Downtown Chicago certainly isn’t slowing down as crews push ahead with work on a new tower close to Union Station. When complete, the 50-story tower will be the tallest west of Canal Street.
Dubbed Union Station Tower, the new building is going up right next door to Union Station’s transit center. The glass and steel designed tower will likely stand out in the neighborhood for now as it transitions from a former railway hub to a business and tech hub of the future.
Plans call for the new project to include room for high-end office space, a 400-car parking garage and also a publicly accessible park. Construction should wrap up in about two years.
Union Station Tower replaces an old Amtrak-owned parking garage in the neighborhood. The same development team behind the new office tower is also teaming with Amtrak to renovate the upper levels of Union Station’s headhouse into a hotel.