200 North Michigan Tops Out
Aug25

200 North Michigan Tops Out

As they say in Wisconsin, “That’s all the further she goes.” MiLa, the skyscraper formerly known as 200 North Michigan, has topped out.  Loop Spy Daniel hit our tip line to let us know, and it was confirmed by architect Thomas Kerwin over at bKL Architecture. Like bKL’s other recently topped-out tower, Wolf Point West, MiLa stands impossibly straight and tall, as if peering over a precipice.  But instead of...

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New Condo Building Served Up For Restaurant Row
Aug25

New Condo Building Served Up For Restaurant Row

A new luxury condo development is on tap for the Near West Side, a stone’s throw from Restaurant Row. Taris Real Estate plans to develop 24 high-end homes at 900 West Washington Boulevard. The development, known as 900 West, will feature an industrial-chic design. The building, designed by Northworks Architects and Planners, will also feature two penthouse apartments. The proposed 10-story project will sit on the site of an...

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Three More Pieces of Chicago’s Skyline Headed to the Scrapyard
Aug25

Three More Pieces of Chicago’s Skyline Headed to the Scrapyard

Add three more Chicago water tanks to the list of the doomed. All three were named in demolition permits within a two-day span last week, with their fates being sealed Thursday and Friday. The photo above shows the water tank at 350 West Kinzie Street, the home of Lock Up Self Storage. It has been contracted to Heneghan Wrecking Company for demolition. 404 South Wells Street and 412 South Wells Street are both home to the Cactus Bar....

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Groupon To Renew Lease And Expand In Former Montgomery Ward Building
Aug25

Groupon To Renew Lease And Expand In Former Montgomery Ward Building

In 1908 it was known as the Catalog House, and for many years, the former Montgomery Ward building at 600 W. Chicago churned out just that—catalogs. Since 2008, Groupon has used the space as its headquarters, through good times and some not so great. The daily deals behemoth apparently is having a good year, as it just renewed its lease. The terms also call for an expansion, and rooftop deck with a view of the skyline, according a...

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