Northwestern Sticks a Fork in Prentice, Then Serves up a New Skyscraper Design
Sep05

Northwestern Sticks a Fork in Prentice, Then Serves up a New Skyscraper Design

  The former women’s hospital known as Prentice is well and truly gone.  Dr. Robert L Vogelzang, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine sent in this latest photograph of the demolition team wrapping up their work on what some considered a landmark building, and others considered an eyesore. Then just a day into our mourning, comes word that Northwestern University is moving forward with its plan to fill...

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City Hammers Restoration Hardware Over Three Arts Building
Sep05

City Hammers Restoration Hardware Over Three Arts Building

The plan to open a Restoration Hardware inside the historic Three Arts Club (1300 North Dearborn Parkway) in Chicago’s Gold Coast isn’t going anywhere for now. The Chicago Landmarks commission failed to approve the retailer’s plan to renovate the long-vacant building into a home goods store.  The proposal has been sent back to the landmarks committee for further discussion. The sticking point is that Restoration...

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Status Update: Eye on the Wolf
Sep05

Status Update: Eye on the Wolf

The first of three skyscrapers to be built at Wolf Point is growing by leaps and bounds.  Our Daniel Schell shot these pictures of the construction progress of Wolf Point West, the residential tower going up at the confluence of the Main and North branches of the Chicago River. Wolf Point West is being developed by Magellan Development and was designed by friends-of-the-blog, bKL Architecture.  When it opens next year, it will have...

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McHugh’s McCormick-Area McHotel Clears a McHurdle
Sep05

McHugh’s McCormick-Area McHotel Clears a McHurdle

The Chicago Landmarks Commission has approved McHugh Development’s plan to build a 27-story hotel with attached retail space at the corner of South Michigan Avenue and East Cermak Road in the South Loop.  It’s the first of several approvals needed before construction can start on the hotel at 121 East Cermak Road. It’s proposed to have 650 rooms, a height of 320 feet, and 31,000 square feet of attached retail space....

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