Status Update: Optima II

Foundation work continues on the second tower in the miniature downtown development known as Optima Chicago Center. The first tower, a 42-story...

How a Poem Inspired the Design of Chicago’s Newest Hotel

“Hog butcher to the World, Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler” Inspiration for design comes from...

Lincoln Park Zoo Greenlit for New Education Center

The Lincoln Park Zoo is going to build a new education center. Yesterday the Chicago Plan Commission approved the zoo’s request to build...

Status Update: What’s Not to See

One of the city’s most discrete transformations is happening in one of its most prominent locations. The venerable Chicago Athletic...

Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower

Loop Spy Ryan rolled by the new residential tower going up on the corner of North State Street and East Chestnut Street in the city’s Gold...

E2 Apartment Building Opens in Downtown Evanston

It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 months since we were at the groundbreaking for E2 (1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston).  And in that short...

Status Update: River Point Starting to Grow

River Point (444 West Lake Street) is starting to take off.  The future 52-story skyscraper’s concrete core has reached about level nine,...

Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction

The former XO Condo Development at 1712 South Prairie in the South Loop will re-emerge as a pricey condominium complex in about 18 months. The new...

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