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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South Loop’s Latest Student Housing Block Tops Out
Oct06

South Loop’s Latest Student Housing Block Tops Out

“And that’s all she wrote,” a construction foreman may or may not have said recently, as the apartment block at 30 East Balbo Avenue in the South Loop topped out. Officially called the 30 East Apartments by the developer, Gilbane Development Company, the building mid-rises 16 stories into the air over the greater Printer’s Row district.  It was designed by friends-of-the-blog, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and the...

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The Latest Chicago Skyscraper Trend is Holes In the Roof
Sep27

The Latest Chicago Skyscraper Trend is Holes In the Roof

If you’re the sort of person who stops and looks skyward when you pass a construction site to admire the work being done and the building being created, you may have noticed a new trend in Chicago skyscrapers: Holes. No fewer than three recently-opened residential blocks feature holes in their uppermost concrete slabs in order to allow light to penetrate to the common areas below.  We’re talking about The Marquee at...

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Office Building Planned for Former Christina Foods Location in Meatpacking District
Sep26

Office Building Planned for Former Christina Foods Location in Meatpacking District

Chicago’s Fulton-Randolph Market District continues its transformation from the domain of the gritty working-man to the territory of the latte-slurping hipster with the latest project to make better use of the land so close to the heart of the city.  The latest step comes from West Town transformation engine Sterling Bay, which has filed paperwork with the city to start its new office building, on the southwest corner of Lake...

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SCB’s Sienna Now Open For Move-Ins In Streeterville
Sep26

SCB’s Sienna Now Open For Move-Ins In Streeterville

Let’s say you want to live close to work, and your job just happens to be in the skyscraper forest known as Streeterville.  Now let’s say you just happen to also have a fear of heights.  Then what do you do? Well, your options for a new home just opened up, over on Ohio Street.  Sienna, the first mid-rise residential opportunity in the neighborhood in a long time is now taking move-ins. Sienna (formerly The Sienna Flats)...

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How Are Things Going Over at 4 East Elm?
Sep20

How Are Things Going Over at 4 East Elm?

If you happened to bit sitting in Mariano Park over the weekend and started to wonder how things are going at 4 East Elm, we have the answer. @properties sent over information that things are going just swimmingly at the luxury condo block on the northern edge of Viagra Triangle. Of the 35 condominiums in the building, all but six have been sold. That’s 83% sold, if you’re reading this too early in the morning to do the...

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Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business
Sep07

Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business

A few days ago, CIM Group, based in Los Angeles, made headlines around the world when it splashed out $240 million to buy Chicago’s storied Tribune Tower. In all the noise about the Streeterville purchase, another CIM announcement got lost in the hullabaloo. Specifically, that the new residential tower at 1001 South State Street is now open for business. It was co-developed by CIM Group of Chicago’s Golub & Company,...

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It’s a New Skyscraper’s Moment to Shine
Aug24

It’s a New Skyscraper’s Moment to Shine

It seems like just yesterday we were getting e-mail complaints from people who could no longer park in the surface lot at the corner of Grand and McClurg in Streeterville because it was suddenly (to them) roped off.  Yesterday at 545 North McClurg Court, Moment, the 45-story residential tower that replaced the surface parking lot opened for business. Moment is Golub’s latest residential tower in downtown Chicago, designed by...

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That’s Not the Roar of the Crowd Ripping Through Clark and Addison These Days
Aug16

That’s Not the Roar of the Crowd Ripping Through Clark and Addison These Days

Just a week after the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Clark and Addison mixed-use project across the street from Wrigley Field (1060 West Addison Street), demolition crews are breaking all sort of things.  Like walls, and floors, and columns. Near North Spy Tim caught the action and batted the photos above and below through our tip line. When complete, Clark and Addison will have 148 apartments and 150,000 square feet of retail...

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Live Close Enough to Wrigley to Hear the Crack of the Bat and Smell the Pine Tar
Aug08

Live Close Enough to Wrigley to Hear the Crack of the Bat and Smell the Pine Tar

There’s something about Wrigleyville that calls Chicagoans home. Wether it’s for a quick drink at a watering hole, or a special weekend out at the old ball park, or perhaps something more permanent, Wrigleyville is quintessential Chicago. Now several hundred more people are going to not only get to live the Wrigleyville experience, but live right in the heart of the action — across the street from Wrigley Field. M&R Development...

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