Draper and Kramer's 24-storey residential tower at 2111 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago has topped out. The 275-unit apartment building was bestowed the name Aspire Residences before the year end, with completion of the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed project expected in summer 2020.

Aspire Residences rendering, image via Draper and Kramer

The transit-oriented development is located less than a block from Cermak/McCormick Place station on the CTA's Green Line. The largest residential project built in the South Loop's McCormick Square neighbourhood since 2010, Aspire Residences meets a growing demand for housing in an area increasingly offering new entertainment and recreational excursions. 

Aspire, image by Forum contributor BonoboZill4

A mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans range in size from 529 to 1,411 square feet, with pricing starting at $1,800 a month. Each residence will feature open layouts, plank flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and largely unobstructed panoramic views. 

A 25,000-square-foot amenity space located on the fourth floor will include a pub lounge, arcade, fitness centre and work-from-home spaces. An outdoor amenities area includes a pool and landscaped roof terrace for additional city views.

Aspire, image by Forum contributor BonoboZill4

The building's contemporary architecture is further refined by a sawtooth facade that creates a prismatic effect by day while maximizing views for residents. 

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