833 North Clark Trends Upward
Mar31

833 North Clark Trends Upward

Up on Chicago’s Near North Side, 833 North Clark continues to pile floor upon floor as the Ryan Companies property takes shape at 833 North Clark Street. Ryan is showing off its versatility on this particular project, acting as developer (in conjunction with Lincoln Property Company),  architect (with a hand from Antunovich Associates as architect of record), and general contractor. The 31-story apartment tower its erecting will...

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What’s Hot in the Old Town
Mar31

What’s Hot in the Old Town

Like a pan full of Jiffy Pop, the hot real estate market is making things pop in Old Town.  The neighborhood, long popular with people who want to live near downtown Chicago, but still have that “neighborhoody” feel, is becoming pockmarked with new developments bringing even more people to its quiet, tree-lined streets. The latest to break ground is 1325 North Wells, a seven-story residential block designed and being built...

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Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop
Mar30

Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop

There is earth being moved for the future apartment tower, Alta Roosevelt, at 801 South Financial Place in the South Loop. And as of Tuesday the 29th, there’s official permission on file from the City of Chicago. FOUNDATION PERMIT ONLY FOR 33 STORY RESIDENTIAL HIGHRISE With that permit already burning a hole in someone’s pocket, we’re gonna go ahead and assume foundation equipment is already streaming into the...

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Shove over, weedy lot. Here comes Riverline!
Mar30

Shove over, weedy lot. Here comes Riverline!

The first heavy machinery arrived in a derelict patch of the South Loop yesterday, eager to bite into the loam and build downtown Chicago’s next planned community. When finished, Riverline will fill the vacant space south of Harrison Street, north of Roosevelt Road, and west of Wells Street along the South Branch of the Chicago River. It will eventually be composed of 2,700 homes in five towers, plus a smattering of townhouses,...

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One Bennett Park Will Make No Small Apartments
Mar30

One Bennett Park Will Make No Small Apartments

The just-barely–sort-of-under-construction skyscraper known as One Bennett Park continues to amaze.  It started when the location was selected.  Then we found out that it would include a redesigned public park.  Then there was that first rendering which is still taped to the ceilings above many a skyscraper nerd’s bed. And then we got the height and other stats.  At every turn, Related Midwest’s new baby has filled...

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A Look at the Hotel That Will Change the Face of Old Town
Mar30

A Look at the Hotel That Will Change the Face of Old Town

An Old Town surface parking lot, a combo residential/retail building, and an iconic neighborhood watering hole are all on the chopping block as plans have been filed with the city to replace all three with a single hotel. Plans were recently filed with the city by Wellstel, LLC showing the Pappageorge Haymes-designed building replacing the commercial/residential building at 1520 North Wells, and the O’Brien’s Restaurant at...

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An Elevated Update of Two Logan Square Towers
Mar30

An Elevated Update of Two Logan Square Towers

Progress continues in the Logan Square neighborhood unofficially located at 2293 North Milwaukee Avenue, as Power Construction builds the Transit Oriented Development near the California Avenue blue line station. 2733 West Belden Avenue, the 12-story structure at the north end of the parcel, and 2210 North Washtenaw Avenue, the 11-story counterpart at the south end, are going up simultaneously. When finished, there will be 220 new...

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Ghost of Hervé Villechaize Guides West Loop Developers to Des Plaines! Des Plaines!
Mar29

Ghost of Hervé Villechaize Guides West Loop Developers to Des Plaines! Des Plaines!

Over the weekend, the ol’ Chicago Architecture Tip Line was visited a number of times by more than one Easter Bunny, who each contributed a piece of chocolate-coated puzzle to help us figure out where the West Loop’s next development will be. The answer is 165 North Des Plaines* Street, where a 14-story building is going to rise.  And soon. In fact, demolition to prepare for the project is going to start next week,...

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The Long and Short of 863 North Orleans
Mar29

The Long and Short of 863 North Orleans

Two weeks ago we told you about a proposal for a shiny, but modest, office building on the edge of the Cabrini Green neighborhood.  If completed, 863 North Orleans will bring a little bit of mix to what will hopefully one day become a mixed use neighborhood. Back on the 16th we had some real nice renderings and some basic information.  Now the developer has filed paperwork with the city to make this building actually happen and we can...

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2950 North Sheridan Really is Underway
Mar29

2950 North Sheridan Really is Underway

It’s true. We’ve seen it with our own eyes. A new residential tower from Wirtz Realty Corporation is going up at 2950 North Sheridan Road in Lake View. That much we know for sure. What don’t we know? The number of stories. A building permit issued by the City of Chicago January 28 states “new construction of a 18-story residential tower.” The announcement from Alderman Tom Tunney’s (44th Ward)...

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