A month since we last checked in at the site of the Hoxton Hotel in Chicago's Fulton Market, and progress has been moving along nicely. For while the 12-storey project by GREC Architects has long been topped off, exterior cladding work has been progressing steadily, particularly so for the brick-wrapped podium. 

Hoxton Hotel, approaching structural completion, image by Forum contributor harryc

Evocative of Fulton Market's industrial past, the attention to detail here is very impressive, as showcased in the images seen above and below. Paired with oversized, factory-style windows, the overall effect is highly faithful to the early twentieth century warehouse aesthetic that once defined many of Chicago's inner city neighbourhoods. 

Hoxton Hotel, vintage brickwork, image by Forum contributor harryc

Moving up to the tower portion, the 175-room hotel component will capture much of the same industrial vibe, albeit with a simpler, somewhat less detailed aesthetic. The Hoxton Hotel will include two floors of office space and a rooftop terrace complete with a Boka-brand restaurant and lounge, the latter to be a popular amenity for guests and visitors alike. 

Hoxton Hotel, top of the tower, image by Forum contributor harryc

Fulton Market's latest addition is set for arrival sometime next year, the area having rapidly become one of downtown's most popular new haunts. Close to transit and multiple restaurants, bars, and shops, the Hoxton Hotel represents an excellent addition to the neighbourhood. 

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Databasefile and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  GREC Architects, Morris Adjmi Architects, Shapack Partners