On Wednesday, August 8th, SOM's Chicago office, together with the Future Leaders Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and Related Midwest, will host a panel discussion on The 78. The project centers on the creation of a new neighborhood south of downtown Chicago.
Key planners and designers involved in the project will speak at the event. Mike Pfeffer, Vice President of Architecture, Related Midwest; Thomas Hussey, Director of Urban Planning and Design, SOM; and Julie O’Brochta, senior urban designer and architect, SOM, will share insight on the design and goals behind the development.
The 78 establishes a dynamic new mixed-use neighborhood on 62 acres of current brownfield space. Located at the convergence of many of Chicago’s most vibrant, diverse communities—the South Loop, Chinatown, Pilsen, Little Italy, and Bronzeville, to name a few—The 78 envisions a neighborhood imbued with Chicago’s culture and history, blending seamlessly with the communities it borders.
An extension of Chicago’s central business district, the transit-oriented development emphasizes connectivity. The project features new water taxi stops, new bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly streets, with proximity to local and regional rail lines, including a proposed CTA Red Line stop that would establish new connections to the city and both O’Hare and Midway International Airports.
The event is hosted by SOM, Related Midwest, and CTBUH. Registration is free.
The 78, Chicago's Newest Neighborhood
August 8, 2018
224 S. Michigan Ave