Bakery, Bunnies, Brushes and Beds: A Storied Streeterville Building Is Up For Demolition
Nov30

Bakery, Bunnies, Brushes and Beds: A Storied Streeterville Building Is Up For Demolition

Even though Chicago is a young city by world standards, it has two things that stand out for a city its age: architecture and history.  And the history of Chicago’s architecture is often complex and layered. That’s what we’re learning about the abandoned office building at 237 East Ontario Street.  Its owner, Tishman, wants to turn the 14,000 square-foot site into a new 24-story hotel with 395 rooms.  That...

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It’s All Aboard For River North’s Railfan Residences
Nov30

It’s All Aboard For River North’s Railfan Residences

In all the hullabaloo earlier this month about the Chicago Plan Commission approving the construction of both the 95-story Wanda Vista Tower and the 76-story 113 East Roosevelt tower, some smaller — yet not unworthy — projects didn’t get the press they deserved. One of those projects is 205 West Hubbard.  It’s a two-building combo residential and office project that we’re going to call the Railfan Residences until it...

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Sedgwick at Locust Takes Root on Former St. Dominic’s Site
Nov30

Sedgwick at Locust Takes Root on Former St. Dominic’s Site

Construction crews have begun turning the site formerly home to Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church into the newest project by Belgravia Realty Group. Sedgwick at Locust (367 West Locust Street) will be a 6-story condo building with a 52-car parking garage, with electric charging. Designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson Architects, the new development will boast 44 units in total, consisting of 2-bed/2-bath units starting in the...

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Chicago Export: The New Valvoline Headquarters
Nov30

Chicago Export: The New Valvoline Headquarters

Today we continue our series of reports we call “Chicago Exports.” So much of the world’s great architecture is designed right here in Chicago by Chicagoans, but it’s not built in Chicagoland so it goes unseen by the hometown crowd. That’s why we are featuring the great works produced by Chicago architects continuing the city’s proud legacy as the birthplace of the skyscraper, and a global center of architecture. You don’t have...

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Ground Broken, Permit in Hand, Niche 905 Wastes No Time
Nov30

Ground Broken, Permit in Hand, Niche 905 Wastes No Time

Last week, The Chicago Architecture Blog was at the groundbreaking ceremony for Niche 905 (905 North Orleans Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. Six days later, on the 25th of November, to be precise, the City of Chicago issued a building permit for caisson foundation work and the parking deck that goes through the fourth floor. And wouldn’t you know it, Revcon equipment is already on site, ready to turn that broken...

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