The Hudson May Now Proceed Upward
Feb29

The Hudson May Now Proceed Upward

If you notice The Hudson with a little extra swagger in its step this week, there’s good reason. This proclamation from the City of Chicago arrived Friday: WORK_DESCRIPTION New construction 25 story mixed use high rise consisting of retail at the first floor, parking at basement through the 3rd floor and dwelling units at floors 3 through 25 with amenity spaces at floors 3 and 4.750 NORTH HUDSON STREET And with those words, the...

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As The Ronsley Gets A New Life, Its Water Tank Must Go
Sep04

As The Ronsley Gets A New Life, Its Water Tank Must Go

On the final day of August, the city issued yet another demolition permit for a Chicago water tank. This time, the subject resides atop 676 North Kingsbury Street in the River North neighborhood. Precision Excavation will handle the demo. As we documented back in June of last year, The Ronsley (known then as the Park Kingsbury Luxury Lofts) is undergoing a major rehab. While there’s a permit on the books from June 2015 for a...

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Status Update: Hubbard Place All Gussied Up
Nov25

Status Update: Hubbard Place All Gussied Up

The last time we checked in with Hubbard Place (360 East Hubbard Street), we took you on a hard-hat tour of the 43-story residential skyscraper from the concrete and exposed rebar of its bowels to its unfenestrated penthouse.  Now, as Hubbard Place approaches occupancy, you don’t have to imagine what it will look like when it’s done any longer. The public relations company for The Habitat Company sent over new photographs...

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Status Update: Hubbard and Its Brother
Oct28

Status Update: Hubbard and Its Brother

Fulton River Spy Alex sent in this picture showing the nearly-complete exterior of Hubbard Place (360 East Hubbard Street), the new River North residential tower that we’ve explored in depth here several times.  You can also see its older sibling, Kingsbury Plaza (520 North Kingsbury Street) to the left, and the East Bank Club filling in the space between the two towers. All three buildings and a tiny parking lot are part of the...

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Inside The New Habitat on Hubbard
Aug18

Inside The New Habitat on Hubbard

If you go anywhere near River North lately, you can’t help but notice the neighborhood’s newest skyscraper, Hubbard Place (360 East Hubbard Street). Rising behind the Merchandise Mart and across the street from the East Bank Club, it commands attention as it plays off its older sister to the north, Kingsbury Plaza (520 North Kingsbury Street). On a recent sunny morning I had the chance to stop by Hubbard Place and get a...

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Status Update: Hubbard Place Tops Out
May10

Status Update: Hubbard Place Tops Out

Hubbard Place (360 West Hubbard Street) has finished punching its way into Chicago’s skyline, and now has a commanding presence on the edge of the Chicago River, across the street from the East Bank Club.  The River North apartment tower topped out this week, and also began leasing units for October occupancy.  Like nearby Kingsbury Plaza (520 North Kingsbury Street), its taller sister a few blocks north, Hubbard Place’s...

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Status Update: Hubbard Place
Dec17

Status Update: Hubbard Place

The new residential tower going up across the street from the East Bank Club continues to grow, and it has a better name.  360 West Hubbard became the Habitat Tower, and now it’s officially Hubbard Place.  The building is really starting to take off, and you can see its northeast-facing curve, reminiscent of Kingsbury Plaza up the street at 520 North Kingsbury Street. A huge space at 351 West Hubbard will become the leasing...

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A Hubbard Habitat

Last week we mentioned briefly that construction was going to begin on the Habitat Tower (360 West Hubbard Street) in the next few weeks.  That got us plenty of e-mail asking for more information about the building. In a nutshell: “For people who like Kingsbury Plaza, this is the sort of thing they will like.” Here some of the details we scraped together about it: Developer: The Habitat Company Address: 360 West Hubbard...

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Slice of Life: Pools and Rivers

On this damp day (back in October), no one was interested in swimming in the East Bank Club‘s rooftop pools (500 North Kingsbury).  And no one in their right mind would think about swimming in the North Branch of the Chicago River just next door.  But the Hudson River is now clean enough for people to swim around Manhattan.  Maybe in our lifetimes, we’ll see a beach in downtown Chicago like the one in Paris....

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