With Trib Tower Tucked, Focus Fixes on Freedom’s Future
Oct03

With Trib Tower Tucked, Focus Fixes on Freedom’s Future

It’s not exactly a secret that the people at the helm of the smoldering remains of the Tribune empire are interested in a more structured future for the company’s Freedom Center out at 777 West Chicago Avenue. Just last year we published a rendering of the property completely redeveloped with shops, apartment blocks and office towers. But now that the Tribune Tower has been officially offloaded onto CIM Group, it’s...

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Six Stories on a Dog’s Parallelogram
Apr11

Six Stories on a Dog’s Parallelogram

The nighttime view of Chicago from either the observation decks at either the John Hancock Center or the Willis Tower   reveals Chicagoland to be a grid of twinkling pearls stretching out into the Illinois prairie.  But then every once in a while this logical perfection is disturbed by streetlights that insist on going all diagonal. Whether it’s politics (Kennedy Expressway), or greed (Ogden Avenue), or history (Clark Street)...

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Just Stuff That Building Anywhere
Feb04

Just Stuff That Building Anywhere

As residential demand in downtown Chicago increases along with property values, every square, rectangle, polygon, rhombus, trapezoid and even triangle is primed for development.  Including the triangle at 640 North Morgan Street in River West. It’s a triangle-shaped property bordered by North Morgan Street to the east, a weird little stub of West Erie Street to the north, and the Kennedy Expressway’s Ohio Street onramp on...

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