Another Big Moment Reached as Moment Tops Out, Ditches Crane
Apr14

Another Big Moment Reached as Moment Tops Out, Ditches Crane

Construction is far from over at the combined developments of Moment and Sienna Flats in Streeterville, but with the tower crane having been lowered and sent on to its next assignment, it’s easier to count down the days to completion than to count up the days from groundbreaking. Moment, the residential tower portion of the Golub project, is well over half-glassed. The 45-story tower will deliver 490 luxury apartments to 545...

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Wait a Moment. Do You Know Sienna Flats?
Jan13

Wait a Moment. Do You Know Sienna Flats?

We’ve done our fair share of coverage at Moment, the 42-story, friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed apartment tower in Streeterville. Chicago-based Golub & Company is delivering 490 luxury rental units to the site at 545 North McClurg Court, along with 5,200 square feet of retail space along the corner of Grand and McClurg. But just a second; there’s more to Moment. At 423 East Ohio Street, Sienna Flats...

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A Milestone Moment as Moment Grows Up
Sep17

A Milestone Moment as Moment Grows Up

They’re the times in our children’s lives we most look forward to. Their first teeth, their first steps, the first day of school, the first time they make their beds without being told four times. It’s called growing up. The spring of the circle of life. Well, here at The Chicago Architecture Blog, we have those same sentimental feelings each time a new building achieves its own “life’s firsts.”...

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545 North McClurg Good to Go; Construction to Begin Any Second Now
Sep30

545 North McClurg Good to Go; Construction to Begin Any Second Now

Gentlemen, start your bulldozer engines! The City of Chicago has issued construction permits for the foundation of 545 North McClurg, the 45-story mixed-use development formerly known as 410 East Grand. Designed by friends-of-the-blog, SCB, it is a joint project between Chicago’s Golub and Boston’s The General Investment and Development Companies.  G.I.D. describes the building thusly: The project will be constructed on...

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Status Update: RIC’s Place
Mar27

Status Update: RIC’s Place

For the first time in a long time, a medical skyscraper is going up in Streeterville that doesn’t have the name “Northwestern” on it. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s new tower, called the Ability Institute, is rising at the corner of East Ontario Street and North McClurg Court.  It’s the former location of the CBS building where in 1960 the world’s first televised presidential debate took...

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New Downtown Hospital Slims Down To Court Neighbors
Mar26

New Downtown Hospital Slims Down To Court Neighbors

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s new hospital plan has lost some weight, and gained some fans. The RIC is moving from its current tower at 345 East Chicago Avenue to a new building to be erected two blocks away at 630 North McClurg Court, formerly the location of the CBS Building. When the plans were first presented to the public five months ago, there was little opposition. Neighbors expressed the usual concerns about...

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Status Update: McClurg Court Center Retail
Mar12

Status Update: McClurg Court Center Retail

The new retail space at McClurg Court Center (600 North McClurg Court) is really starting to take shape. The ground floor spaces of the two towers are being gutted and are being replaced with some snazzy-looking retail space. Five new small stores are being created along Ontario Street, joining the two existing stores there. Seven new stores are going in along Ohio Street, and one massive new store space is being carved out at the...

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Little Opposition to R.I.C.’s New Hospital Tower in Gold Coast
Nov26

Little Opposition to R.I.C.’s New Hospital Tower in Gold Coast

A few days before the Thanksgiving break, a public meeting was held to explain the new skyscraper that the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago wants to build at 630 North McClurg Court.  If that address sounds familiar, it should.  It’s the former location of the CBS building, and if you hated this past election for what our political process has become, it all started in that building.  But that’s a story for another time. In the...

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Slice of Life: Chicago River Barrier
Aug03

Slice of Life: Chicago River Barrier

  Tour boats and pleasure craft wait for Centennial Fountain at the foot of North McClurg Court to turn off so they can pass without sprinkling their passengers.  The fountain designed by Lohan Associates shoots an arc of water across the Chicago River for ten minutes each hour. It was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.  The MWRD was founded as the Sanitary District...

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Golub on Grand Generally Gets Grins

The revised plan for turning 410 East Grand Avenue from a surface parking lot into a residential tower is going over all warm and fuzzy with a surprising number of Streeterville residents. At a public meeting last week, the more active residents of the area seemed pretty pleased with the changes that Golub made to the original plan.  The new residential tower is taller and thinner than the previous proposal. Also, a 10-story building...

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