Love Lakeview? Love Target? Pre-Leasing Underway at Lakeview 3200
Nov14

Love Lakeview? Love Target? Pre-Leasing Underway at Lakeview 3200

Are you saddled with a complicated address? Do your friends think you’ve had too much to drink when you say you live south of West North Avenue? Ever try to give a cabbie directions in mid-ride telling him to take East Middle Wacker Drive, hang a right on North Lower Michigan and drop you off at East North Water? Then the building known as Lakeview 3200 might be the place for you. “Lakeview 3200” is simple enough,...

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Guess Who Is Chicago’s #1 Crane Fan
Nov08

Guess Who Is Chicago’s #1 Crane Fan

For years we’ve been telling you that the number of cranes swinging around a city’s skyline is a good indication of that town’s economic health.  It turns out we’re not the only ones who see it that way. Hizzoner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, held a news conference yesterday to boast about the number of cranes operating in the Chicago skies.  How many are there?  Including the newest crane, at 451 East Grand in...

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The Main Building on Main Street
Nov03

The Main Building on Main Street

If you’ve ever wanted to live in Evanston, but don’t enjoy the bustle of its quaint downtown, plus you enjoy having multiple redundant methods of commuting into the city, then what’s going up at 847 Main Street is right up your alley. The Main (formerly Chicago+Main) is a nine-story building with 112 apartments that’s nearly complete near the south end of town. Among its big selling points are that it is pretty...

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Wrightwood About To Get Hundreds of New Neighbors
Nov02

Wrightwood About To Get Hundreds of New Neighbors

A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday in Chicago’s Wrightwood Neighbors neighborhood for Elevate, the area’s newest luxury apartment building. You may not recognize the address that the new building is using: 930 West Altgeld.  But if you ride the CTA’s Red or Purple Lines, you’re probably familiar with the building that used to be on this site: 2518 North Lincoln.  That’s the building that had all...

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Status Update: 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge Nearing Completion
Nov01

Status Update: 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge Nearing Completion

The boot bridge bonding Bronzeville with the big blue beyond is nearing completion. The Chicago Department of Transportation posted the photo below on its Twitter feed, showing the single-cable suspension bridge snaking over Lake Shore Drive and the Canadian National railroad tracks. The old 1940’s-era bridge was a rusty, old, narrow steel box that was anything but inviting. It looked more appropriate for linking a couple of...

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New Michigan Avenue Apple Store Gets Full Construction Permit
Oct31

New Michigan Avenue Apple Store Gets Full Construction Permit

It’s time for construction on the new Apple Store at 401 North Michigan Avenue to go full steam ahead. The city has issued a “full building permit for proposed 1-story retail space addition.” Previously, though the site looked busy, progress was restricted to certain phases of the project. Back in March, work was permitted on the foundations. Then in April, the elevator shaft got a green light. A month later, full...

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New Blue Line TOD Building About to Start in the Fulton River District
Oct31

New Blue Line TOD Building About to Start in the Fulton River District

Construction is about to ramp up on a new residential building at 710 West Grand Avenue — just steps from the CTA’s Blue Line Grand and Milwaukee subway station. It’s the latest in a series of mid-scale residential buildings popping up like mushrooms around CTA tree stumps across the city, thanks to new Transit Oriented Development ordinances. This one, designed by Brininstool+Lynch for Wicker Park Apartments, will have...

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Construction of South Loop’s Newest Residential Tower Officially Underway
Oct31

Construction of South Loop’s Newest Residential Tower Officially Underway

Another residential tower is rising in Chicago’s South Loop. Like so many other recent developments, its biggest asset is proximity to public transportation; and 1136 South Wabash hugs the CTA’s Roosevelt Road transit hub like ivy on an outfield wall. The 26-story building designed by SCB for CA Ventures and Keith Giles is the latest building in the neighborhood to cater to college students.  Almost next door, the old...

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Don’t Rock the Boat in Streeterville
Oct26

Don’t Rock the Boat in Streeterville

There’s a lot going on at 320 East Huron Street. A lot of banging. A lot of hammering. The pounding of foundations, and the little earthquakes of trucks large and small. But all this shake, rattle, and roll is for one reason: to make things as quiet, and placid as possible. This is where the foundations are being put in for MRC2, also known as Northwestern University’s Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical...

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Expansion About to Start at O’Hare’s Terminal 3
Oct19

Expansion About to Start at O’Hare’s Terminal 3

If your travels take you through Terminal 3 at O’Hare airport, then change is in the air. The City of Chicago has issued the paperwork to start work on the foundations for the latest T3 expansion.  The project will add five new gates to the mixed domestic and international terminal, at a total cost of $70 million. FOUNDATIONS ONLY FOR THIS PERMIT APPLICATION. FUTURE AMERICAN AIRLINES NEW 5 GATE ADDITION, APPROX 49540 SQ. FT. AT...

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