E2 Apartment Building Opens in Downtown Evanston
Feb17

E2 Apartment Building Opens in Downtown Evanston

It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 months since we were at the groundbreaking for E2 (1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston).  And in that short time, the FitzGerald Associates-designed building has sprouted two towers, 356 apartments, and a dozen townhouses on what was formerly the largest undeveloped patch of land in downtown Evanston. Read the press release below for the full details.   Fifield Cos. Opens E2 Apartments in...

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Status Update: River Point Starting to Grow
Feb17

Status Update: River Point Starting to Grow

River Point (444 West Lake Street) is starting to take off.  The future 52-story skyscraper’s concrete core has reached about level nine, according to the photograph sent in this morning by Fulton River District Spy Mike.  When finished, the tower hard against North Canal Street will climb 730 feet into the sky, gazing directly down the main channel of the Chicago River. In exchange for the sunsets that used to be visible from...

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Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction
Feb17

Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction

The former XO Condo Development at 1712 South Prairie in the South Loop will re-emerge as a pricey condominium complex in about 18 months. The new Golub Town Home Development, designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, will begin pre-construction activities in the next few weeks. A status report on Golub and several other pending developments were on a busy schedule at the Prairie District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) community...

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Status Update: AIOTRIOC (Ability Institute of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Feb17

Status Update: AIOTRIOC (Ability Institute of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

The Streeterville block that brought Chicago M*A*S*H and Chicago Hope will soon be full of actual doctors doing actual amazing things, and not just people playing doctors on TV. Our Daniel Schell recently wheeled by the rising Ability Institute of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago going up at 355 East Erie Street, on the site of what used to be the CBS Building. And while it’s great to see a vacant lot turned into a...

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Status Update: Wolf Point West
Feb17

Status Update: Wolf Point West

The latest skyscraper getting ready to punctuate Chicago’s skyline is rapidly growing in River North. Loop Spy Ryan took this photo from someone’s home with a much better view than ours showing Wolf Point West (350 North Orleans Street) rising into the sky, right on the edge of the confluence of the North and Main branches of the Chicago River. You can see how the below-grade parking garage yields to the residential...

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410 East Grand Is Go For Launch
Feb17

410 East Grand Is Go For Launch

If you’ve been looking at the muddy, snowy, machinery-strewn lot at the corner of Grand and McClurg in Streeterville wondering when a skyscraper is going to sprout, the answer is: Now. The city of Chicago has issued a permit to begin construction on the 45-story residential tower, more than four years after the project was approved.  The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s Daniel Schell was there just days ago, and took the...

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