“Missing Tooth in Chicago’s Urban Fabric” Expected to be Quickly Filled by Chicago+LaSalle Skyscraper [updated x2]
Jun20

“Missing Tooth in Chicago’s Urban Fabric” Expected to be Quickly Filled by Chicago+LaSalle Skyscraper [updated x2]

The newest residential tower planned for Chicago’s Near North Side is sailing through the bureaucratic process , and is expected to be approved by the city and break ground before the end of the year. “I’m inclined to approve the project,” said Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti at a public meeting at the Moody Bible Institute last night. Of the approximately 150 people in attendance, none spoke in opposition to...

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Hollywood Heavyweights Push To Preserve Theater in Chicago’s Sheridan Park Neighborhood
Jun20

Hollywood Heavyweights Push To Preserve Theater in Chicago’s Sheridan Park Neighborhood

  A group of actors is working with Preservation Illinois to pressure the city of Chicago into blocking a new apartment building on the north side. The development is planned for 4520 North Beacon Street, the current location of the Hull House Theater. Designed by Crombie Taylor and built in 1966, the theater has been the home of several theater troupes over the decades, some sporting names you’ve probably heard of like Jim...

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Status Update: 73 East Lake From Above
Jun20

Status Update: 73 East Lake From Above

Blog reader Daniel W. sent in these photos of the progress being made on 73 East Lake Street from the 42nd floor of 205 North Michigan Avenue.  Now that much of the construction is concentrated on the building’s skinny tower, it’s gaining height very quickly. When it’s done, the building will be 42 stories tall with 332 apartments.  Leasing is expected to start by April, 2014. This article is the result of photos...

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