You can get a live view of construction progress for the GEMS World Academy at 355 E. Wacker, as the project takes shape on a narrow lot next to the massive Vista Tower. The construction webcam operates 24-7 and at present shows site work at the foundation level.
Recently, general contractor Power Construction Company LLC was issued a $7,490,500 building permit to start work on the 13-story superstructure for the Grade 8 – 13 school. A foundation/caisson permit was issued earlier.
bKL Architecture has provided renderings showing how the project will look when it is completed. The building, set back from Wacker, will include a landscaped rooftop area with views of the Navy Pier and the Chicago River.
Work is expected to be completed by the winter of 2019.