Two identical Kohn Pederson Fox office towers may be headed to Wacker Drive

Murphy Development Group is looking for tenants for the $800 million project.

November 03, 2016 |

Rendering courtesy of Kohn Pederson Fox

Two parcels of land along Wacker Drive, one occupied by a small park and plaza and another by a parking lot, could soon be the site of twin 48-story office towers from architect Kohn Pederson Fox and developer Murphy Development Group.

Containing 1.2 million sf of office space each, the two land parcels, 301 S. Wacker and 321 S. Wacker, are located just south of the Willis Tower, Curbed Chicago reports. According to Crain’s, Murphy Development Group expects the project to cost more than $800 million. Closing on the two parcels of land with is expected to occur before the end of the year, but specific terms of the deal between Murphy Development Group and InSite Real Estate are not known.

Kohn Pederson Fox has already completed design work on the project and zoning is already in place. Once a deal is signed, construction is expected to take less than two years. However, neither tower is expected to begin construction until tenants are secured.

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