Proposed Streeterville Hotel Gets a Haircut
Mar08

Proposed Streeterville Hotel Gets a Haircut

The hotel proposed for 237 East Ontario Street in Streeterville has always been described as a “limited service” hotel. Now that hotel’s height is getting a little limiting. According to neighborhood group SOAR, the Tishman Realty building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train has been reduced from 24 stories to 22 stories.  The overall height has come down from 262 feet to 250 feet. The reduction in floors may mean fewer...

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A Crane Goes to Nest, and a Construction Nexus is Calmed
Mar08

A Crane Goes to Nest, and a Construction Nexus is Calmed

  For the past year, if you wanted to be someplace in downtown Chicago that simply tingled with promise, progress, and prosperity, that place was the confluence of the Main and North Branches of the Chicago River.  Simultaneously, bKL’s Wolf Point West was going up, CDOT’s Riverwalk was being expanded, Pickard Chilton’s River Point stretched upward, and Goettsch’s 150 North Riverside started its impossible...

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Another Marquee Lights Up Chicago’s Theater District
Mar08

Another Marquee Lights Up Chicago’s Theater District

Lots of apartment buildings claim to be “in the center of it all.”  But 90% of the time that’s just real estate agent hype.  This time, it’s for real.  The Marquee at Block 37 has started leasing, allowing people to live across the street from such important Chicago landmarks as Macy’s on State, the Oriental Theater, Daley Plaza, and the Lavazza where hundreds of Chicago Architecture articles have been...

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