Progress Report: Mark 300 North LaSalle "Done"

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally time to mark 300 North LaSalle “done.”  At least on the outside.

As evidenced by the construction lights visible across the city at night, the entire building won’t be completed until some time in 2009.  But with the removal of the exterior elevator and the installation of the final glass panes on the northwest side.  The snowy-day picture above doesn’t do it justice.  We can’t wait for the first warm blue-sky day so we can go out and take a batch of stunning photographs of this one.

From a distance, it does a good job of working with its neighbors.  But because so many of its immediate neighbors are small it stands out, without overwhelming the area.

So kudos to Hines and Pickard Chilton Associates on a building well done.

Author: Editor

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