Baby Steps Toward A Tower
Sep16

Baby Steps Toward A Tower

There’s yet another sign that a skyscraper may one day rise at 200 North Michigan Avenue. We’ve been following the saga for over a year, piecing together rumors, government filings, and other things to give you a clearer picture of the project that has been unusually secretive, considering its location. Six months ago we were finally able to dig up diagrams and specs on the building.  Then a drawing months later.  Last...

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200 North Michigan: “Transformative” Change for a “Seedy” Stretch of The Loop
Sep13

200 North Michigan: “Transformative” Change for a “Seedy” Stretch of The Loop

A proposed residential tower at 200 North Michigan Avenue moved one step closer to fruition, last night as details of the plan were shared with the community. The developer, John Buck Company, offered information on the proposed 45-story rental and retail property during a meeting at the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, September 12th. Forty-second Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly kicked off the meeting and noted that this particular stretch...

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bKL Answers Your Questions About 200 North Michigan Avenue
Sep09

bKL Answers Your Questions About 200 North Michigan Avenue

Any time a new skyscraper goes up in downtown Chicago, a lot of people are interested in it.  But the new tower planned for 200 North Michigan Avenue has two distinctions that make it even more an item of curiosity: It’s going up in The Loop, and it will be the first skyscraper groundbreaking on Michigan Avenue since the Ritz-Carlton Residences (664 North Michigan Avenue) nearly five years ago. We gathered a dozen or so...

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Photo Tease Shows 200 North Michigan Inching Closer to Reality
Aug30

Photo Tease Shows 200 North Michigan Inching Closer to Reality

For close to a year, we’ve been tempted by the possibility of a new skyscraper rising at 200 North Michigan Avenue.  It started with the property being sold.  That was followed by rumors. A whisper here, a notion there.  A thumbnail sketch hidden behind a loose tile in the men’s room at Millennium Station (not really, but almost). Then the stores started closing.  More rumors.  More intrigue.  A “demolition...

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New 200 North Michigan Skyscraper Finally Officially a Thing
Aug01

New 200 North Michigan Skyscraper Finally Officially a Thing

Since the days when it was still snowing in Chicago, we’ve been getting tips about a new skyscraper planned for 200 North Michigan Avenue. We’ve seen names, numbers, even a drawing or two. But it was all provided on the down-low by low people in high places who don’t want their names associated with any kind of project leakage. So over the last year or so we’ve published what little we could, eventually letting...

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