A Face For the Name: Downtown Chicago’s HoJo Tower Gets Rendered

It’s always good to put a face with a name.  Over a month ago, when we first told you about the skyscraper proposed to replace the Googie-riffic Howard Johnson’s motor lodge at 720 North LaSalle in downtown Chicago, we showed you an isometric diagram, lots of drawings, and a passel of statistics.  Now we have a rendering to go with the sketches.  Behold:

720 North LaSalle rendering

720 North LaSalle rendering courtesy of bKL Architecture

The design by friends-of-the-blue, bKL Architecture, shows clean lines, a prominent visual grid, and the recessed balconies slowly becoming popular ’round these parts.

The project also includes a tiny public park and ground floor retail space.

Expect more information after the public meeting next Monday, May 19th at 6pm at 633 North Wells Street.

720 North LaSalle rendering

720 North LaSalle pocket park rendering courtesy of bKL Architecture


Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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  1. This looks great, very sophisticated, great density.
    This is a good looking addition to the skyline.
    Major neighborhood changer.
    Build it.

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