1001 South State Approaches Glass-Full Status
Apr05

1001 South State Approaches Glass-Full Status

1001 South State is one of those construction projects that just has it. Whatever it is. So much so that we can’t stop looking. We’ve told you a whole bunch of times about this South Loop apartment tower, but here’s a very quick rundown: Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed it Golub & Company, along with CIM Group, developed it. Walsh Construction is building it. Chicago Architecture is taking pictures of it. Lots of...

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Slice of Life: 1001 South State. Just Because.
Feb16

Slice of Life: 1001 South State. Just Because.

One of our goals here at Chicago Architecture is to help our loyal readers keep up to date on construction progress around Chicago. When some ground gets broken, when a tower crane sprouts from the ground, when cladding starts climbing the walls, we want you to see it as soon as we do. Just two weeks ago, we tried to do just that, updating you on progress of Solomon Cordwell Buenz‘s 1001 South State, the 41-story apartment...

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1001 State Street, That 1001 Great Street
Jan27

1001 State Street, That 1001 Great Street

1001 South State, so named for its relative proximity to 1001 South State Street, continues to climb in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. It’s been a favorite to watch for the colorful lines and pretty yellow crane. Throw in some wicked awesome glass on the curvy southern exposure, and we challenge you to walk by on a sunny day without stopping for a photo opp. In case you’ve forgotten the deets, they follow here,...

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1001 South State Street Continues Its Upward Trend
Sep24

1001 South State Street Continues Its Upward Trend

High above 1001 South State Street in the South Loop, our favorite yellow crane continues to preside over the soon-to-be 41-story residential tower. Designed by friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the project, due for completion next year, will bring 397 new rental apartments to the neighborhood. It’s no secret that we’re somewhat mesmerized by the lines and colors of this project. Add to that some shiny new glass,...

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Status Update: SCB’s 1001 South State a Wonderland of Lines and Colors
Jul21

Status Update: SCB’s 1001 South State a Wonderland of Lines and Colors

To appreciate the beauty of good architecture, one need simply to admire the built world around us. But what about the partially-built world? At The Chicago Architecture Blog, we know good art when we see it. And what we see going up at 1001 South State Street is a feast for the eyes. The 41-story residential project in the South Loop from friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz is well underway, and we were fortunate enough to...

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No. 9 Walton Just Got Real [updated]
Mar25

No. 9 Walton Just Got Real [updated]

Yesterday we told you about No. 9 Walton (9 West Walton Street), the thumbnail sketch of a luxury skyscraper planned for Chicago’s Gold Coast.  At the time we posited that it was still a long way from web site to reality and party hats and streamers were not yet in order.  But it turns out that a trip to Party City may be closer than we thought. Upon seeing yesterday’s article, The Chicago Architecture Blog’s...

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Another Skyscraper Floated for Chicago’s Gold Coast
Mar24

Another Skyscraper Floated for Chicago’s Gold Coast

The construction of 4 East Elm Street happening right now is something of a watershed moment for the Gold Coast. Before that tower, it had been half a decade since the last residential skyscraper went up in the tony neighborhood. Now, hot on the heels of 4 East Elm is a new proposal being floated by JDL Development. It goes by the dandy name “No. 9 Walton.” Whether this is intended to evoke the glamor of the Chanel No. 9...

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Throwback Thursday: Memories Writ in Neon and Cheese
Mar12

Throwback Thursday: Memories Writ in Neon and Cheese

Chicago doesn’t have a minimum neon requirement in its business signs like Las Vegas does. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t prominent examples of the illuminating art around town. This sign for Papa Milano’s (951 North State Street) was a landmark in the Gold Coast neighborhood for decades, though the original restaurant opened on Diversey Parkway in 1933 (or maybe the other way around; the Tribune and the...

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Status Update: Block37.5
Feb03

Status Update: Block37.5

The bits and pieces are coming together for the new residential tower rising above the Block37 mall in downtown Chicago (25 West Randolph Street).  The picture above was taken yesterday by Loop Spy Ryan, and shows that the massive weight-shifting truss that makes the new building work with the old building has been enclosed.  Meanwhile, concrete forms are in place so that the floors of the SCB-designed building can be poured. When...

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Block37 Residences Has its Official Groundbreaking Sans Ground
Oct30

Block37 Residences Has its Official Groundbreaking Sans Ground

The new apartment tower being perched atop the Block37 mall, transportation, and office complex had its official groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.  But what do you do when you want to have a groundbreaking and there’s no ground to break?  Chips and dip in the pedway. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Milosh Kosanovich was there as the CIM Group hosted 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and a gaggle of real estate types at...

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