Slice of Life: Blood on Lake Street

This morning I saw a man beaten bloody during rush hour on the Lake Street bridge.   As I was giving my statement to the police, I noticed a piece of graffiti scrawled on one of the yellow L supports.  It was a rant about, “what a fucked up world we live in.” As I left, I saw another piece of graffiti on the pavement: “Forgive.” Easy for you to say, Mr. Anonymous Graffiti Tagger.  You still have all of your...

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Briefly: A Bronze Treasure, and Lots Going Up

The Sun-Times reports that there may be new life for the historic Rosenwald Apartments (4600 South Michigan Avenue) in Bronzeville. Amli has broken ground on its huge new residential tower in River North. Work has begun on a group of three hotels at Clark Street, Grand Avenue, Dearborn Street, and Illinois Street. Work has begun on The Gateway just off  South Halsted Street in Greektown. Work has begun on K2, the skyscraper formerly...

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Demolition Underway For The Gateway Tower in Greektown

We’re seeing the first signs of progress on The Gateway, a new residential tower going in at the corner of West Madison Street and South Halsted Street. Demolition crews are chewing through the rubble of an unremarkable two-story bank, clearing the L-shaped plot for the 312-foot-tall building.  The project also includes a supermarket, and will eliminate a surface parking lot as it wraps around the more substantial building...

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Northwestern Scales Back Streeterville Skyscraper Scheme

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which has been on a construction binge for much of the last decade, is moving ahead with plans for its newest skyscraper — a 24-story building at 259 East Erie Street. The institution presented a revised plan for the building to a meeting of neighbors this past Tuesday. Officially it will be known as The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion.  According to Crain’s Chicago...

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New Chciago Skyscraper Gets Taller, Less Affordable

Last month we gave you the skinny on 410 East Grand, the residential tower that Golub is developing after a land swap with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Since that time, the plans have changed.  In some ways, the changes are minor.  But there are also some significant changes. Maximum height: 452 feet 486 feet Roof height: 428 feet 457.5 feet Floors: 42 45 Residences: 443 first tower + 87 second tower 490 total Parking...

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