Status Update: The still unnamed new Loyola building

Only a couple of weeks after we posted our article about Loyola University planning to tear down a grungy strip of retail stores on Chicago Avenue it actually happened. Though Crain’s Chicago Business and others predicted that demolition wouldn’t happen until spring or even summer, if you blinked, you missed it.    Dunkin’ Donuts, Tony’s and the random vacant space are all gone and the newsstand has...

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Status Update: Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower

You can’t call it “complete” yet, but “topped out” seems appropriate for the vertical expansion of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower fronting Millennium Park.  If you get our Twitter feed, you were alerted a while back when the eastern crane was taken off the building.  Now it looks like most of the structural work is done and we can finally start calling this building 57 stories instead of 32....

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