Northwestern Mutual Updates Tower Design
Apartment tower gets an additional floor and other changes.
Northwestern Mutual has released updated renderings for their proposed tower at 777 N. Van Buren St. The revised design clearly shows an active first-floor with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a redesigned parking garage facade.
Somewhere along the way, the proposed tower gained a floor, going from 33 to 34 stories and now includes what looks to be a marquee penthouse at the top (UPDATE: Northwestern Mutual reached out to note that the top floor will contain a “gathering space for residents” and “the building’s mechanicals”). The company previously announced it would include 308 high-end apartments, 16 penthouse units and 1,400 parking spaces.
The project is being built primarily as a response to the need for parking for the company’s new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, a $450 million, 32-story office tower at the eastern end of Wisconsin Ave.
The City Plan Commission is scheduled to discuss an alley vacation for the project next Monday.