Groundbreaking at 727 West Madison, West Loop’s Tallest Tower

(L to R): Rick Whitney, Mike DeRouin, Pat FitzGerald, Joe Hamm, James Broughton, Joe Lambert, Tim Blatner, Steve McFadden, Misha Efremov, Ryan Tapak, Arjang Khorzad, Rachel Whelan, and John Richey.

Members of FitzGerald’s project team joined Fifield Realty Corporation, F&F Realty Ltd, and Lendlease at the groundbreaking ceremony for 727 West Madison (also known as One South Halsted): a 44-story, 492-unit luxury rental tower with more than 10,000 square feet of retail space. At just under 500 feet, it will be the tallest building in Chicago’s West Loop upon its completion in late 2018.

Designed by FitzGerald, the residences at 727 West Madison will include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts ranging from 490 to 1,550 square feet. Individual units will be appointed with plank flooring; oversized windows with views of downtown and Lake Michigan; kitchens with quartz countertops, flat-paneled cabinets, high-end stainless steel appliances and single-bowl undermount sinks, and Grohe Concetto faucets; and bathrooms with quartz countertops, frameless glass shower doors, and porcelain tile walls and flooring. Select units will feature walk-in closets in the master bedroom and double- bowl vanities in the master bathroom.

From 727 West Madison, residents will be within walking distance of popular grocers and retailers, one-of-a-kind shops, Randolph and Fulton Street restaurants, nightlife, CTA stops and Metra stations, Divvy stations, and a large number of employers across multiple industries.

Outdoor amenities at 727 West Madison will include a large sun terrace with a pool, spa, cabanas, and grilling stations with intimate seating areas with porticos for dining and lounging. Indoor amenities will include a fitness club with a yoga, barre and Pilates studio; private massage room; resident lounge with demonstration kitchen; state-of-the-art screening room with surround sound; ‘WeWork’-style business center and conference rooms with presentation screen, work carrels, and high-speed Wi-Fi; dog spa; and bicycle “kitchen” with extensive bike storage, supplies, tools and air pumps. Residents will have access to a 24-hour on-site concierge and adjacent parking garage with 375 parking spaces.