Status Update: Room With a Water View
Apr08

Status Update: Room With a Water View

So far, all of the photos we’ve seen of SCB’s Loews Tower in Streeterville (435 North Park Drive) have been from the west and south sides. Recently, Streeterville Spy Donald sent in some pictures taken from the lake side of the building, and its positioning makes a whole lot more sense now. You can see how the rooms on the east side of the building  overlook Ogden Slip, and from there, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.  Those...

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Status Update: Loews Getting Higher
Sep30

Status Update: Loews Getting Higher

We love seeing your cameraphone pictures from around town.  And when we get two different people in two different neighborhoods taking pictures of the same building under construction, you know there’s something going on. Here are the latest snaps of 435 North Park Drive in Streeterville, more colloquially known as the Loews Hotel Tower.  The photos sent in by our Streeterville Spy and Loop Spy Andy show the tower portion has...

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Status Update: Loews and Behold
Jul29

Status Update: Loews and Behold

Streeterville’s newest skyscraper continues sprouting skyward. The Lowes Hotel tower (435 North Park Drive) has grown talk enough that its possible to get a sense of its visual impact on the area. The building’s main shaft is rising to the east of the tower crane installed a few months ago. The remainder of the building will be of lesser stature and contain ballrooms and meeting rooms and back-of-the-house functions for...

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Status Update: Loews Hotel Tower in Streeterville
Apr01

Status Update: Loews Hotel Tower in Streeterville

The Loews Hotel tower is growing by leaps and bounds.  The plot of land across the street from the Sheraton Hotel and Tower (301 East North Water Street) in Streeterville is a beehive of activity, with much of the foundation taking shape, and the elevator core already rising to the level of Upper North Water Street. When complete, the complex will include 400 hotel rooms, 398 apartment, and 230 parking spaces.  Plus ballrooms, meeting...

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Status Update: A New High For Streeterville’s Loews Hotel Tower
Feb28

Status Update: A New High For Streeterville’s Loews Hotel Tower

The new Loews Hotel going up at 435 North Park Drive now has a tower crane — a significant step towards its climb to 53 stories and 635 feet. We took the photo above just before the crane went up, and then received the photos below from one of our Streeterville Spies just yesterday. When completed, the SCB-designed building will have 398 apartments over 400 hotel rooms.  It is one of only two buildings in the last few years...

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Status Update: 435 North Park Drive
Dec21

Status Update: 435 North Park Drive

The hotel and residential tower going up at 435 North Park Drive in Streeterville is once again going up. Drilling work has begun for the caissons the building will rest on across the street from the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers (301 East North Water Drive).  When completed, the building will be 53-stories and 635-feet-tall.  It’s a far cry from the 1,200-foot Waldorf-Astoria tower originally planned for this location, but...

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