SCB’s Chamfers on Michigan Ready to Tuck In
Apr10

SCB’s Chamfers on Michigan Ready to Tuck In

One of the more interesting skyscraper designs proposed for the South Loop in recent years is about to become reality. The City of Chicago has issued the first construction permits for 1326 South Michigan. DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES. ERECT 47-STORY, 500 UNIT, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING–FOUNDATIONS ONLY You’ll remember this is the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed tower that combines a setback near the top of the...

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Time To Get A Slice of The Sinclair
Apr03

Time To Get A Slice of The Sinclair

If our story three years ago showing The Sinclair residential tower represented as a layer cake had you salivating, there’s good news.  You can soon live inside the confection of your dreams. Pre-leasing has begun at The Sinclair, the 35-story residential tower Fifield is putting up at 1201 North LaSalle Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood.  This coincides with the topping-out (topping-off?) of the SCB design that...

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Fifield and SCB’s Sinclair Over-Achieves in the Gold Coast
Feb20

Fifield and SCB’s Sinclair Over-Achieves in the Gold Coast

The most visible sign of the rejuvenation of the corner of Clark and Division Streets is the new Sinclair tower rising where a Jewel supermarket used to sprawl across half a city block.  The new SCB-designed tower includes a bigger, better Jewel in the parking podium.  Fifield’s building is also expected to have 390 apartments, ranging from modest 500-square-foot studios up to 2,400-square-foot, four-bedroom penthouses at the...

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Paperwork in Place for New Hyde Park Residential Tower
Feb14

Paperwork in Place for New Hyde Park Residential Tower

Paperwork has been filed for the latest residential tower proposed for Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, which is undergoing something of an apartment-building boomlet. The nameless project at 1600 East 53rd Street is being developed by Mac Properties, with Solomon Cordwell Buenz as architect.  It’s intended to be a 27-story tower with 250 apartments, and also includes the renovation or replacement of the co-owned retail...

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Permits Come Through For Addison and Clark at Addison and Clark
Jan02

Permits Come Through For Addison and Clark at Addison and Clark

Wrigleyville has long been held up as an example of an urban neighborhood that lives and thrives in tandem with its Major League Baseball park.  It’s pretty much the opposite of the scene on the South Side at The Rate, where the stadium is an island in a sea of parking lots and gritty infrastructure.  And still Wrigleyville continues to evolve and grow, especially on the blocks adjacent to Wrigley Field. We’ve told you...

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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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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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