Tip Line Yields More Details About 165 North Des Plaines
Apr04

Tip Line Yields More Details About 165 North Des Plaines

“The tip line, she runneth over,” famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot never said.  That’s because he didn’t work at Chicago Architecture.  And because he wasn’t real. He was just a recurring protagonist in Agatha Christie books. But the point remains, that the little tip line has been particularly fruitful these days, stimulating the little gray cells beyond words.  Some items we can share. Others are...

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Hubbard Street Scene Getting More People, Less Parking
Apr04

Hubbard Street Scene Getting More People, Less Parking

The party scene on Hubbard Street is getting a few hundred more visitors. A new hotel has been proposed for the parking lot at the northwest corner of Hubbard and LsSalle. 430 North LaSalle will rise 17 stories into the River North sky, directly across the street from the 45-story 400 North LaSalle condominium tower. The architecture firm is a new one to our ears: Saroki Architecture, out of Birmingham, Michigan.  If you’re...

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Change Comes From Within at the New Ability Institute Building
Apr04

Change Comes From Within at the New Ability Institute Building

At first glance, there’s not much to see at the new Ability Institute Building at 355 East Erie Street, soon to be home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  That’s because exterior work is pretty much wrapped up, and all of the action is happening inside.  According to a construction update from senior vice president Nancy Paridy: The building structure and enclosure are substantially complete. The East and South...

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Long List of Building Permits Signals the Start of Prairie Court
Apr04

Long List of Building Permits Signals the Start of Prairie Court

Patience. They say it’s a virtue. Whether or not that’s true, patience is a good quality to have when it comes to development around Chicago. Take this post from January, for example, when we walked to the corner of Prairie Avenue and 18th Street in the South Loop. We had no hunches. No tips from the tip lines. Not even a rumor to go on. But still we went, in the hopes something might be happening on the lot where the...

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