Design Team Provides Update on Garden Garage Tower

The design team behind the $409.7 million Garden Garage Tower project provided a community update at the West End Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Developer Equity Residential of Chicago is building a 44-story, approximately 517,700 square-foot residential building on the former garage site at 35 Lomasney Way, which would include 470 units and approximately 367,000 square feet of below-grade parking with 830 spaces. Boston-based AECOM Fisham is the contractor for the project while Elkus Mafredi Architects, also of Boston, serves as the architect.

According to deign team members, the garage was razed over the summer, and the rubble has been removed from the site. The next step will be the construction of a 53-panel slurry wall – a below-ground, vertical, reinforced barrier made of bentonite clay that prevents groundwater from flowing into the foundation. A large silo for holding the bentonite, a missing plant and storage tanks to hold clay and water will be stored on the work site for this phase of construction.

The design team said they would continue to update the community on the project as it progresses

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