FULTON MARKET — Developers Thor Equities, QuadReal and Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) gathered to break ground on a massive 19-story office tower planned at the Fulton Market gateway this week.
The building at 800 W. Fulton Market St. will include 450,000 square feet of offices, retail and restaurant space. The project, to be built on a block-long site bound by North Green, West Fulton Market, Wayman and Halsted streets, is expected to be completed in spring 2021, officials said.
In addition to the old Isaacson & Stein Fish market at 800-810 W. Fulton St., the site was previously home to other businesses, including meatpacker Morreale Meat and the Mid nightclub.
After more than 80 years in business, Isaacson and Stein drained its fish tanks and left the West Loop in 2016.
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Melissa Gliatta, Thor Equities Chief Operating Officer, said the new building will be a perfect fusion of Fulton Market’s past and present.
In June, City Council approved the tower despite some objection from West Loop residents’ who said the project would worsen congestion and compromise pedestrian safety in the booming area.
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The existing buildings on the site were subsequently razed this summer.
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