Two Loyola-Backed Buildings One Nod Closer to Construction
Mar26

Two Loyola-Backed Buildings One Nod Closer to Construction

It looks like Loyola University’s big new project for the Gold Coast will make the transition from paper to real life.  The Chicago Plan Commission has given its blessing to a 36-story apartment tower and a 10-story classroom building to be built along North State Street between East Chestnut Street and East Pearson Street.  The project still needs full city council approval, but that’s pretty much a rubber stamp process...

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The Beans About the Gold Coast’s New Residential Tower and School Building
Feb17

The Beans About the Gold Coast’s New Residential Tower and School Building

Loyola University is talking more about its plans for the corner of State and Chestnut in the Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. We first told you about the proposal in December of 2012. Back then, it was little more than a location and half a rendering. Now we have the full details and it looks pretty good. While the property is owned by Loyola, and a single architecture firm, SCB, will design the project, the result will be...

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Miracle on Chicago Avenue: Update

Well, that didn’t take long.  Word on the street (literally — I ran into someone on the street with the answer) is that the demolition of the Dunkin’ Donuts, Tony’s, the vacant storefront, and the sidewalk newsstand on Chicago Avenue is a Loyola project.  Considering that explosive growth of that institution’s physical plant, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. The existing building has the...

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Progress Report: The Clare at Water Tower

Every time we think this building is done, we wait a week and still work continues.  The Clare at Water Tower Place has been chugging along since 2006.  Back in the spring, construction crews put on the top — a four-story space that looks like it’s going to be part mechanical and part some kind of massive solarium. For those of you who forget what the fugly four-story office building that used to be at this...

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