Trib: New Mag Mile Apple Store Echoes Frank Lloyd Wright
Nov18

Trib: New Mag Mile Apple Store Echoes Frank Lloyd Wright

A day before the details of Apple, Inc.’s new North Michigan Avenue Store were to be unveiled to the public, the Chicago Tribune has managed to get its hands on a draft of the plans. The proposal has been on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission for about two weeks, listed as a “courtesy presentation.” It is not unusual for developers to present a plan to the commission to gauge...

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833 North Clark A Rebar Reality
Nov18

833 North Clark A Rebar Reality

We’ve been following the development of 833 North Clark for years now.  From the first time it landed at the city clerk’s office on paper to the very odd community meeting where the majority of attendees were elderly people who thought they were going to be evicted from a nearby building and then left en masse when they figured out what was going on to groundbreaking to… today! Today we have a status update on the...

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Another Downtown Parking Garage Gets a People Topper
Nov18

Another Downtown Parking Garage Gets a People Topper

Last week we told you about a downtown parking garage that is getting a vertical expansion at 195 North Clark Street.  Well, it’s happening again; this time at 403 North Wabash Avenue.  Crain’s Chicago Business has the details on the latest idea for wringing more value out of that chunk of land behind Trump International hotel and Tower (401 North Wabash Avenue) with a low-density residential block. If the Crain’s...

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SAIC Sculpture Restoration Project Stayed Close To Home—In The School’s Foundry
Nov18

SAIC Sculpture Restoration Project Stayed Close To Home—In The School’s Foundry

In 1906, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series (beating, who else, the Cubs). During that same year, down on 112 South Michigan Avenue, bronze sculptures of three Olympic athletes were cast and installed at what was then the Illinois Athletic Club. That’s where the sculptures created by artists Léon Hermant and Carl Beil have stood for nearly 110 years. The building’s occupants have changed since then. It’s now known as the...

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Residential Tower And Commercial Space Back On Drawing Board At Clarendon Park
Nov18

Residential Tower And Commercial Space Back On Drawing Board At Clarendon Park

A mixed-use development at the northwest corner of Clarendon and Montrose will be presented to the 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee on Nov. 30. Plans from developers JDL Development and Harlem Irving call for 381 residential units and 37,371 square feet of commercial space. The lot sits directly opposite Clarendon Park and includes $15.8 million in TIF funds. If the project is approved, the developer would be required to pay...

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