New People are What’s New at New City
Oct21

New People are What’s New at New City

People who live in the Goose Island neighborhood are getting New neighbors.  That’s because New City, the new development at 1515 North Halsted Street, is now taking new residents.  The project features a 19-story residential tower, plus 40,000 square feet of office space, and nine times that much retail space. RMK Management sent over a picture of what further new residents can expect of their kitchens should they decide to...

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Morton Salt to Dissolve Iconic Elston Avenue Terminal
Sep16

Morton Salt to Dissolve Iconic Elston Avenue Terminal

  You can see her umbrella from the Kennedy Expressway—the Morton Salt Girl’s appearance means commuters only have a few more miles to go to reach the Circle Interchange. Morton Salt will discontinue packaging and warehousing at the 1357 North Elston Avenue facility next month. Morton announced yesterday that it would continue to use the location in some capacity. It will no longer be used to store ice melting and bulk salts,...

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New City Taking New Leases
Jun16

New City Taking New Leases

The north side’s latest retail/office/residential complex has reached a milestone: New City (1515 North Halsted Street) in Chicago’s Goose Island neighborhood is officially in pre-leasing mode. The $260 million Clybourn Corridor development will feature 360,000 square feet of retail space, a 19-story residential tower, and 40,000 square feet of office space when complete.  The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel...

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Status Update: Big Blue Turning Silver on Goose Island
May28

Status Update: Big Blue Turning Silver on Goose Island

For months it’s been a distinctive presence in the Goose Island neighborhood: The mid-sized tower rising at 625 West Division Street’s corporate blue construction safety netting has made it stand out even against Chicago’s legendarily azure skies.  The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s Daniel Schell Divvyed by recently and found that as progress continues, the building it slowly turning from blue to silver....

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What’s Going On With the Division Street Bridges?
May26

What’s Going On With the Division Street Bridges?

In July 2014, the Chicago Department of Transportation undertook an emergency $6 million project to replace the 111-year-old East Division Street Bridge. In June 2013, the biennial inspection determined the bridge was, in engineering terms, “structurally deficient.” It does not mean unsafe, rather, it means the bridge “requires significant maintenance and repair to remain in service and eventual rehabilitation or replacement to...

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Construction Workers Busy as Beavers at Cabrini Green
Sep17

Construction Workers Busy as Beavers at Cabrini Green

An Oregon real estate developer is beavering along with its first project in Chicago. 625 West Division in Goose Island will be a 240-unit apartment building when it’s completed in May of next year.  Gerding Edlen Development is hoping to land LEED Gold status for the 18-story building designed by GREC Architects. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell captured these scenes of construction work well underway on the...

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Status Update: What’s New at New City
Aug27

Status Update: What’s New at New City

The latest retail development in Chicago’s hot hot hot Clybourn Corridor district is taking shape. New City is a $260 million project from Structured Development and Bucksbaum Retail Properties at 1515 North Halsted Street in Chicago’s Goose Island neighborhood.  When complete, it will have 360,000 square feet of retail space, a 19-story residential tower, and 40,000 square feet of office space when it opens in the Autumn...

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Is Chicago About To Lose Its Title of The Drawbridge Capital Of The World?
May19

Is Chicago About To Lose Its Title of The Drawbridge Capital Of The World?

Chicago has many drawbridges; the most of any city in North America. And in classic Second City form, is surpassed only by Amsterdam as the city with the most drawbridges in the world. Chicago has the greatest variety of drawbridge designs of any city on earth. Chicago’s historic bridges embody significant engineering and cultural heritage. It is the world’s greatest working drawbridge museum. Yet, the last drawbridge to be...

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Slice of Life: Skyline and Water
Aug09

Slice of Life: Skyline and Water

Chicago’s skyline finds itself framed, not by Lake Michigan, but by the North Branch of the Chicago River in this photograph taken from the North Avenue Bridge. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Briefly: Pete’s and The Wolf, Buildings Going Up, Stuff Coming Down
Jan30

Briefly: Pete’s and The Wolf, Buildings Going Up, Stuff Coming Down

  Another Chicago food desert is going to be watered. After months (years?) of struggling, Pete’s Fresh is going to break ground on a new grocery store at Madison and Western.  $700,000 was transferred into escrow yesterday (Thursday, January 26, 2012) and the project can finally start churning some dirt. Yet another idea is being floated for developing Wolf Point, the parking lot on the north side of the Chicago River...

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