Construction Begins on New Michigan Avenue Apple Store
Mar17

Construction Begins on New Michigan Avenue Apple Store

The biggest retail change to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile since the new flagship Burberry Store went up in 2013 is starting to take place at Pioneer Plaza. Demolition has begun in front of 401 North Michigan Avenue for the new “underground” Apple Store Pioneer Court.  Fences went up, and a JCB started yanking out paving blocks yesterday afternoon.  Loop Spy Marcus double-clicked our tip line when he saw the work...

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Contentious 111 South Peoria Plan Passed by Plan Commission
Mar17

Contentious 111 South Peoria Plan Passed by Plan Commission

111 South Peoria, the condo building LG Development wants to build in the West Loop, was approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission, despite ongoing resistance from some neighboring residents. Originally proposed as a 13-story apartment building on what is now a surface parking lot adjacent to Mary Bartelme Park, locals cried foul over most aspects of the development, forcing LG back to the drawing table to make alterations....

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150 North Riverside, Before It Reached Peak Skyscraper
Mar17

150 North Riverside, Before It Reached Peak Skyscraper

We’ve reached our final height – tallest building west of the Chicago River! — 150 North Riverside (@150NRiverside) March 14, 2016 And with that tweet, 150 North Riverside announced it had achieved its latest milestone. The engineering marvel Chicago’s own Goettsch Partners designed along the Chicago River has been a wonder to behold. Despite a wind storm, a minor concrete collapse, and a major sunken barge, the 54-story...

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What the 1200 Fulton Market Redevelopment Will Look Like
Mar17

What the 1200 Fulton Market Redevelopment Will Look Like

  Yesterday, Crain’s Chicago Business published an article about how a group of building owners are getting together to sell almost the entire 1200 block of West Fulton Market as a single piece of property.  As downtown Chicago fills up with more developments, large slices of land like this are becoming harder (read: more expensive) to find.  Which is why this particular proposal is noteworthy. So today we thought...

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