Following a rough start, construction delays, and a developer switch, Chicago's Nobu Hotel is at long last nearing completion in Fulton Market. The 11-storey, 119-key, hotel and restaurant at 854 Randolph Street appears to be in the final phase of construction, with some exterior glazing and cladding work yet to be completed. 

Nobu Hotel, nearing completion, image by Forum contributor harryc

Designed by Modif Archtiecture and Studio K, the Nobu Hotel sports a sleek silhouette, thanks in part to its black brick exterior and factory-inspired geometry and recessed window columns. Fitting well into its surroundings - ie a post-industrial urban sector of the city - the Nobu Hotel joins several other contemporary projects either recently completed or currently underway within the fashionable Fulton Market district of downtown Chicago. 

Nobu Hotel, close-up view of brickwork, image by Forum contributor harryc

A close-up view of the brickwork and windows reveals a great level of attention to detail, along with some high-end masonry and window-fitting skills. Inspired by the early 20th-century factory and warehouse vibe of the formerly working class neighbourhood, the Nobu Hotel represents the changing face of the city. 

Nobu Hotel, final glazing work underway, image by Forum contributor harryc

The hotel will feature an indoor pool, event space, rooftop lounge, and a 10,000 sq. ft. Nobu restaurant from namesake chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Once complete, the Nobu Hotel will be a fine addition to Fulton Market, close to transit, local expressways, and a world-class collection of dining and entertainment options at its doorstep. 

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