New Renderings, Info For Lakefront Skyscraper Duo
Mar14

New Renderings, Info For Lakefront Skyscraper Duo

Editor’s note:  These days pretty much everyone is worried about the Wuhan Flu. With a full-time gig for a healthcare company, we understand.  We’ve also noticed that a lot of the more irreverent online publications aren’t publishing anymore because the world is a much more serious place now.  We understand that, too.  But as rabid news consumers, we also understand that sometimes you need an...

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New Loop Residential Tower Starts Selling Condos
Mar12

New Loop Residential Tower Starts Selling Condos

If you invested your mad money in Lysol and Charmin futures a few months ago, and now you have a couple of million extra dollars to spare, this could be your chance to live in The Loop.  Moceri + Roszak is about to begin selling condominiums in the new residential tower it’s building at 60 East Randolph Street. When complete, the 26-story Parkline Chicago will land 24 new condos, 190 new apartments, and 6,400 square feet of...

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Pix and Video: One Chicago Construction Update
Mar04

Pix and Video: One Chicago Construction Update

March is finally here.  And while you’re waiting for the tulips to sprout along Michigan Avenue, and the daffodils to sprout in Lincoln Park, check out what’s sprouting on the southwest corner of Chicago and State: The pair of skyscrapers known as One Chicago. One Chicago under construction in March 2020 (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!) Joe Zekas from YoChicago! brings us these images, showing construction progress,...

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Wayback Wednesday: The Trump Sump
Mar04

Wayback Wednesday: The Trump Sump

This Wednesday, we hit rewind on the reel-to-reel of time and find ourselves 15 years in the past, at March 4, 2005. The Trump International Hotel and Tower under construction in March 2005 (file) In the photograph above, we see construction on what would be the Trump International Hotel and Tower at 401 North Wabash Avenue. Previously this was the location of the Chicago Sun-Times building; a structure we still don’t miss. This...

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Spire Site Skyscrapers Shaved In Second Swing
Mar02

Spire Site Skyscrapers Shaved In Second Swing

These days it seems like the only thing harder than finding a Cubs game on television is building a skyscraper at 400 North Lake Shore Drive. But Related Midwest is heating up the pine tar to take another swing. February 2020 rendering of 400 North Lake Shore Drive (via the Office of Alderman Brendan Reilly) You’ll remember that 400 was going to be the location of the Fordham Spire, which failed. Then it was going to be the...

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Wayback Wednesday: Digging Streeterville
Feb26

Wayback Wednesday: Digging Streeterville

For today’s Wayback Wednesday, we cruise down Memory Expressway seven years to February 26, 2013. That’s where we find construction crews mucking about in the muck that passes for dirt in streeterville. Construction work at 465 North Park in February 2013. This patch of brown would become the Lowes Chicago Hotel in 2015. Ground would break on the residential skyscraper known as 465 North Park a year...

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West Loop Skyscraper to Add Height, Scrape More Sky
Feb20

West Loop Skyscraper to Add Height, Scrape More Sky

If your office seems a little devoid of architecture nerds this morning, it might be because the density junkies in the crowd are sleeping one off in the Pedway under a pile of Red Eyes, with a thoroughly gnawed copy of Zoning Application 20348 clenched in their drooling jaws. 2019 rendering of BMO Tower, formerly Union Station Tower. (Courtesy of Goettsch Partners.) 20348 got updated yesterday with a request from Convexity Partners...

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Plan For 113-Story Magnificent Mile Skyscraper Hits City Hall
Jan16

Plan For 113-Story Magnificent Mile Skyscraper Hits City Hall

A new 1,400-foot-tall skyscraper slated for the Magnificent Mile has taken a big step forward on the shiny glass road from fantasy to fantastic. Plans for Tribune Tower East have officially been filled with the city.  January 2020 diagram of Tribune Tower East November 2019 rendering of Tribune Tower East (via CIM Group) The building will have 113 floors of hotel rooms, apartments, and condos; and climb 1,442 feet into the sky.  This...

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That’s One Chicago You’ve Got Growing There
Jan14

That’s One Chicago You’ve Got Growing There

If you went to midnight mass at Holy Name Cathedral on Christmas Eve, you may have noticed two things. First, the absence of the traditional phalanx of public servants, from the mayor and police chief on down. And second, the complete lack of parking across the street. For the first item, why Chicago’s pols choose not to make themselves visible to the city’s largest voting bloc is beyond the scope of what we do here. The...

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West Loop Skyscraper Proposal Cuts Height, Adds Second Building
Jan13

West Loop Skyscraper Proposal Cuts Height, Adds Second Building

Plans for an apartment and hotel tower on the edge of the Kennedy Expressway at Randolph Street have changed, even though the city of Chicago has already approved this project. Developer Related Midwest envisions the project ay 725 West Randolph as a gateway to Chicago’s Restaurant Row, and until recently saw it as a single apartment tower with a hotel.  Now it’s asking for permission to add a second building across West...

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