McHugh Outlines its Plan for a new Hotel and Retail Space Connected to McCormick Place
Sep15

McHugh Outlines its Plan for a new Hotel and Retail Space Connected to McCormick Place

It was a packed house at tonight’s meeting hosted by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, where McHugh Construction’s detailed its plans for a proposed hotel and retail complex at 111 East Cermak Road on Monday evening at Hyatt McCormick Place. Lead architect Joe Antunovich provided commentary and color, describing the development as “a landmark project in our city.” In fact, the Landmark Commission has already had its...

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Cross Out XO.  Pencil in Townhomes
Sep15

Cross Out XO. Pencil in Townhomes

The South Loop’s latest townhome development could fill in a long-vacant space that was one supposed to be a stunning feat of architecture. Tonight, South Loop residents got a preview of a proposed townhouse development at 1712 South Prairie Avenue.  That’s the location where the Lucien Lagrange-designed XO condominium buildings were supposed to be erected years ago, before the economy collapsed.  The tower seemed to defy...

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Status Update: Halsted South of Armitage
Sep15

Status Update: Halsted South of Armitage

The long-vacant lot on the east side of North Halsted Street just south of Armitage Avenue is now under construction.  The former tbree-story building at 1927 North Halsted was demolished in 2005, and since then the fairly large parcel has been an uncharacteristically empty space with a nice fence. Our photographer Daniel Schell brings us these pictures of construction crews working on the basement of the new building.  It will be two...

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It’s Going to be Huge: Details and Diagrams of 451 East Grand
Sep15

It’s Going to be Huge: Details and Diagrams of 451 East Grand

  It’s big.  Really big.  Really quite big.  The biggest building to hit North Lake Shore Drive since… well… ever.  We’re talking about Realted Midwest’s 451 East Grand Avenue, the new residential tower designed by New York’s Robert A. Stern & Associates, and proposed to be built right behind Related’s first Chicago tower, the ever-so-shiny 500 Lake Shore Drive. While it’s true...

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