New Residential Skyscraper for the West Loop

This project has been floating around for a short while now, but we’re starting to see signs that things are getting serious with 108 North Jefferson Street. The 34-story apartment block is ready to go before the Chicago Plan Commission.  It’s a fairly typical Chicago building:  304 residences sitting on a parking garage podium.  While it’s not a stand out building, it’s certainly light years...

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Status Update: 235 Van Buren

235 Van Buren (235 West Van Buren Street) looks pretty much done.  All of the oddly spaced balconies give it a great texture and interesting visual appeal.  it’s like Aqua, but without the curves or the...

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Slice of Life: Memories of Summer

A suburban ice cream company had a brilliant idea this past summer.  It sent a couple of old-fashioned ice cream trucks to prowl Michigan Avenue.  The wave of nostalgia was too much to resist for some tourists who felt their hearts beat like children again as they rushed to greet the ice cream...

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