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Sterling Bay and Harrison Street topped out construction of the first life sciences facility at the Lincoln Yards mega-project on Chicago's North Side

Sterling Bay, Harrison Street Top Out at Lincoln Yards’ First Life Sciences Building 

Sterling Bay and Harrison Street recently celebrated the structural completion of 1229 W Concord Pl., a 320,000-square-foot life sciences facility that will provide the city’s growing biotech community with lab space along the Chicago River’s North Branch. It’s the first such facility to be completed at Sterling Bay’s Lincoln Yards mega-development. 

The topping-out was attended by Sterling Bay and Harrison Street’s project leadership teams, along with partners at Power Construction and Gensler, who marked the milestone with a traditional beam-signing ceremony.  

“After years of extensive planning, watching 1229 W Concord Pl. rise along the Chicago River at Lincoln Yards has been incredibly rewarding,” said Sterling Bay CEO Andy Gloor. “Once complete, this state-of-the-art facility will provide tenants at the forefront of life sciences innovation with not only the latest in technological infrastructure, but also with inspiring views of Chicago’s skyline and incredible amenities that foster a healthy, collaborative workplace environment.” 


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