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Construction Begins On ‘One Chicago Square’ Across From Holy Name Cathedral, Will Feature An 88-Story Tower

Workers are currently trying to get rid of rodents like rats in the area, and "abatement will remain a priority" during construction, Hopkins said.

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DOWNTOWN — Construction has started on the One Chicago Square towers, a project that will add another skyscraper to Chicago’s skyline.

Credit: Brian Hopkins

Crews are preparing the construction site for the towers at 1 W. Chicago Ave., according to an email Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) sent to his constituents.

The towers will be 88 and 55 stories tall. The project is expected to take about three and a half years to finish.

The towers, the taller of which will be among the tallest buildings in Chicago, are replacing the former parking lot for Holy Name Cathedral.

Currently, workers are trying to get rid of rodents like rats in the area, and “abatement will remain a priority” during construction, Hopkins said. Workers have also put up constructing fencing and a protected sidewalk.

There will also be some parking restrictions on Chicago, Superior, State and Dearborn streets along the curb, Hopkins said. Trucks will not be allowed to idle or set up in the blocks around the construction site so to avoid impacting traffic.

Three buildings on the Dearborn side of the block will be used by the Chicago Fire Department for training before being demolished next week.

Concerns or questions can be sent to Hopkins’ ward office by calling 312-643-2299 or emailing Ward02@CityofChicago.org.