|SW view at Lake Shore Drive (CCA)|
There have been rumors of development on this spot clear back to 2007.
When the New York Private Residences were initially constructed in the mid-1980s, the building's balconies and windows were designed at a 45 degree angle to accommodate an additional tower as a "phase 2." Phase 2 was never built. According to its original developer, Phase 2 would have included much more:
''We will begin work in 1990 on a second 600-unit high-rise rental building directly east of the New York but situated for uninterrupted views in the original building,'' he said.The developer, City Club Apartments, plans a mix of studios, convertibles, and 2 bedroom units and claims the orientation of the proposed building maximizes the lake views of the building behind it.
Eventually the $155 million project will include the twin towers plus 46 townhouses and 50,000 square feet of retail and recreational space.
|Proposed NW view from Lake Shore Drive (CCA)|