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Milwaukee Ave. TOD building construction tour

There are 8 transit-oriented development (TOD) residential buildings currently being constructed on Milwaukee Avenue, or within two blocks, between California Ave. in Logan Square, and Halsted St. in West Town, as of January 27th, 2016. A ninth building was approved this week, but it will convert a former church into 34 units.

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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago view all photos

Chicago Cityscape joined the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, architects from Gensler and HDR, and a senior manager and superintendent from Power Construction, to tour the new Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago building at 355 E Erie St, on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

The building, also called the Ability Institute because of its focus as a research hospital, 480 feet tall, with 27 floors, will open in 2016.

Descending in the RIC hoist from Steven Vance on Vimeo.

Angled façade on north side juts out enough to allow east-west views from the middle Looking down on the crane tower from the 23rd floor Chapel on the same level as the sky lobby (10th floor) Outdoor events garden, sky lobby level (10th floor) Outdoor events garden, sky lobby level (10th floor) One of the "ability labs" on the 23rd and 24th floors Going up in the personnel hoist Jardin water treatment plant and Lake Michigan Walking around the 24th floor; depressions outline patient room bathrooms A Lake Michigan crib as seen from the 24th floor The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago building under construction; view of the southeast corner Trump Tower from the roof of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago