Another Skyscraper Barges In Along the Chicago River
Jul25

Another Skyscraper Barges In Along the Chicago River

Amid construction barges and politicians in hardhats, yesterday downtown Chicago got to see its second skyscraper groundbreaking in as many weeks. West Loop Spy Kevin hit our Tip Line and sent in this photo of the official groundbreaking for 150 North Riverside.  The project formerly known as 400 West Randolph is another office-tower-plus-park that will help complete the western portion of the Chicago Riverwalk system. Just as the...

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Project Showcase: 747 North Clark: The Modern Midrise [u]
Jul25

Project Showcase: 747 North Clark: The Modern Midrise [u]

Unless you watch House Hunters on HGTV, Chicago’s midrise residential buildings don’t get a lot of love.  The internet is full of people yammering about the latest fictional skyscraper that some mouth-breathing high school student created with SketchUp in his parents’ basement and is trying to pass off as a real project.  But at the same time, there are dozens, even hundreds, of wonderful new buildings under...

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Status Update: With 200 North Michigan Erased, Time for Act II
Jul25

Status Update: With 200 North Michigan Erased, Time for Act II

200 North Michigan Avenue has been erased.  These photos from Loop Spy Daniel show the demolition of the former six-story commercial building is down to dirt, gravel, and some presumably historic bricks. So now all eyes are peering through the wooden barriers trying to catch the first glimpse of the first truck carrying the first machinery to drill the first caisson for the new and improved 200 North Michigan. That skyscraper,...

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