Fifield Companies Tops Off Next Apartments
Mar15

Fifield Companies Tops Off Next Apartments

On a gloomy morning in Chicago, Fifield Companies celebrated a bright future for Next Apartments, its rental tower in the city’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Hosts Steve and Randy Fifield praised their development, design, and lending teams for all pitching in to get Next to this point, just nine months after gathering on the same site for ground-breaking ceremonies. (Isn’t it wonderful what a mild winter can do for Chicago...

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Bring Home a Piece of Adler & Sullivan
Mar15

Bring Home a Piece of Adler & Sullivan

There’s something about the old Chicago Stock Exchange Building that architecture enthusiasts just love. Unfortunately, they didn’t love the Adler and Sullivan creation enough back in 1972 when they allowed it to be demolished.  But in spite of being torn to bits, sold for scrap, and nearly forgotten, pieces of the building still survive and are cherished by collectors. Parts of the original building have been incorporated...

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One Bennett Park Removes Park and Gets to Digging
Mar15

One Bennett Park Removes Park and Gets to Digging

Within two weeks of hearing work crews would be fencing off access to the park bounded by Grand Avenue, Peshtigo Court, Illinois Street, and McClurg Court in Streeterville, trees have been removed and ground is being torn up in preparation for One Bennett Park. At the east of the lot, what used to be the fenced-in dog run has become Ground Zero for earth movers tearing at the earth for Robert A.M. Stern’s forthcoming...

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North Lake Shore Drive Gap to be Modestly Filled
Mar15

North Lake Shore Drive Gap to be Modestly Filled

Pop quiz time. Question: How many non-park undeveloped spaces are there along North Lake Shore Drive between the Chicago River and Diversey Harbor? Answer: One.  The surface parking lot at 69 East Banks Street.  But hopefully not for long. Chicago multi-disciplinary real estate octopus Draper and Kramer has added the surface parking lot to its list of “Active Projects.”  Except, instead of keeping it a craptastic...

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