A Look At Architecture And Design Trends In Commercial Real Estate For 2016
Jan04

A Look At Architecture And Design Trends In Commercial Real Estate For 2016

What trends in architecture and design for commercial real estate will we see in 2016? Based on the opinion of experts in the field, here are some possibilities: The growing popularity of off-price stores with consumers will change the face of retail. That means more opportunities for developers and designers for stores, but they won’t necessarily be taking the form of the old model—e.g., department stores. In fact, the off-price...

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Status Update: Xavier Moving Toward Completion at 625 West Division
Aug21

Status Update: Xavier Moving Toward Completion at 625 West Division

The 18-story residential high rise now known as Xavier continues to hurtle towards its Fall opening. The design by GREC Architects is bringing 240 homes to 625 West Division Street, an area rich with urban renewal following the tear-downs in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. A prime piece of real estate situated directly across the street from the new Target store, the 244,000-square-foot building will include ground-floor retail space...

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73 East Lake Shines Like LEED Gold
Sep19

73 East Lake Shines Like LEED Gold

Downtown Chicago is starting to bristle with shiny new skyscrapers, and one of the shiniest and newest is 73 East Lake. The 42-story tower boasts a prime location, 332 residences, and now LEED Gold status. Check the press release below for details. 73 East Lake Luxury Rental Earns LEED Gold, Tops 60 Percent Leased CHICAGO (Thursday, September 18, 2014) – 73 East Lake, a 42-story apartment building in Chicago’s East Loop, has been...

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Pepsi’s Chicago Wind Farm

There have been a lot of cases lately of private corporations taking over public spaces from the taxpayers.  But in Chicago, one company is doing the opposite. Chicago is home to a regional office of Pepsico, and it recently located in a new building at 555 West Monroe Street.  One of the features of the building is a public park on the podium’s roof.  It’s just two stories above the cacophony below, but it...

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The greening of 900

Have you noticed what’s going on on the roof of 900 North Michigan?  It’s getting a green roof.  Well, not the roof of the actual skyscraper, but on the roof of the building that’s officially called the 900 North Michigan Avenue Annex.  Construction has been going on for about a month and from what we’ve been able to see in that time, it involved tearing up the old roof, putting in a new roof,...

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