With 1345 Wabash Complete, 1333 Shifts Into High Gear
Aug20

With 1345 Wabash Complete, 1333 Shifts Into High Gear

Now that CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash tower (1345 South Wabash Avenue) is ready to accept residents, workers are earnestly changing the landscape next door at 1333 South Wabash for the accompanying structure. The Brininstool+Lynch design is being fitted into a hole intended for a  previously-endeavored development that never got out of the ground. When complete, the 28-story tower will rise 276 feet into the South Loop sky. But...

Read More
Big Changes in the Works on North Orleans Street
Aug20

Big Changes in the Works on North Orleans Street

There’s a giant crane in the sky at 347 West Chestnut Street, and it’s trying to tell us something. Specifically, that work has been ongoing since we last visited the intersection of Chestnut and Orleans. That was back in June, when Fifield Companies held groundbreaking ceremonies for its latest Cabrini-Green neighborhood development, Next. Once the gold shovels had turned dirt and attendees had downed ahi tacos faster...

Read More
Status Update: 4 East Elm
Aug20

Status Update: 4 East Elm

The apartment building is the king of downtown Chicago development right now.  But there are still a few modest condominium blocks popping up here and there.  One of them is 4 East Elm, the Gold Coast pile that will put its residents in the middle of the action without actually having very many neighbors. At just 27 stories tall, Four may not have the height of its nearby neighbors, but it still manages to deliver epic views by taking...

Read More
Next Phase of Parkside of Old Town Rising On West Division
Aug20

Next Phase of Parkside of Old Town Rising On West Division

Redevelopment of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood continues on the city’s north side, and Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation’s Parkside of Old Town project continues to grow. This particular project, at 459 West Division Street, will bring an eclectic mix of dwelling options when ready for occupation in the winter 2016. At completion, the Landon Bone Baker Architects-design will include 106 dwelling...

Read More
Throwback Thursday: All About the Daley Center
Aug20

Throwback Thursday: All About the Daley Center

We publish a lot of statistics about Chicago’s newest up-and-coming skyscrapers.  But today, we take a look back half a century at the building once known as Chicago Civic Center, now called the Richard J. Daley Center. With that in mind, here is an early 1960s firehose after the photo gallery: Architect: Jacques Brownson Architecture firm: C.F. Murphy Associates Architecture firm: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Architecture...

Read More