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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Things Are Getting Hostel on Ohio Street
Apr07

Things Are Getting Hostel on Ohio Street

Work is underway transforming downtown Chicago’s old Tokyo Hotel (19 East Ohio street) into something much less like the old Tokyo Hotel (still at 19 East Ohio Street). Although it was a favorite of suburban club hoppers looking for a cheap no-questions-asked place to crash after a long night of cruising Hubbard Street, it certainly has seen better days. A New York company called Sydell Group is spending about $20 million to...

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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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Another Patch of Green in Streeterville

Another small oasis of green has opened in Streeterville.  This is in the plaza between the neighborhood’s two newest residential skyscrapers — The Streeter (345 East Ohio Street), and Streeter Place (355 East Ohio Street). There’s not all that much to it, just a path, a patch of prairie, and some places to sit.  But the plantings have been designed cleverly so that they’re arranged to...

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787-Foot-High Hopes Dashed in Streeterville

This wasn’t supposed to happen.  This lot on the corner of North Fairbanks Court and East Ohio Street was just a parking lot when I moved to Chicago.  Then the parking lot was torn up and a big pit made for the construction of a 787-foot-tall, 58-story residential skyscraper called 560 North Fairbanks.  Then the housing market collapsed, and the pit was filled in, smoothed out, and given a nice fresh coat of...

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