Status Update: State & Chestnut Still Not Ripe
Aug19

Status Update: State & Chestnut Still Not Ripe

A couple of days ago a Chicago Architecture Blog operative buzzed by the new skyscraper at 845 North State Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast to check on the progress of the residential tower.  We were all surprised when the pictures came back showing it still not quite finished. The building, designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB, was approved by the city in early 2013 and was under construction a few months later.  It’s being...

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Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower
Feb18

Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower

Loop Spy Ryan rolled by the new residential tower going up on the corner of North State Street and East Chestnut Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB and developed by Newmark, it will reach 36 stories into the sky and hold 367 residences. It’s part of a two-part project for Loyola University at this location. The other is the neighboring Quinlan School of Business building, a...

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Status Update: 1 East Chestnut
Aug13

Status Update: 1 East Chestnut

  The new residential tower going up on the corner of State and Chestnut in Chicago’s Gold Coast is steadily climbing into the sky.  1 East Chestnut is part of a two-building development going up on Loyola land, but only half of it will officially serve the Loyola community. The residential skyscraper is being developed by Newmark, while the adjacent classroom building is being developed by the university.  While it would...

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Status Update: 1 East Chestnut plus Quinlan School of Business
Apr10

Status Update: 1 East Chestnut plus Quinlan School of Business

Even in a city as busily expanding as Chicago, it’s unusual to have two buildings going up at the same time on the same block.  But that’s what’s happening at Chestnut and State in the Gold Coast. That’s where Loyola University has two new buildings going up. One is an apartment building, the other a classroom building. Loyola hired Newmark to develop the residential tower at 1 East Chestnut Street.  It will...

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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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New Gold Coast Skyscraper to Help De-Funkifying State Street
Dec12

New Gold Coast Skyscraper to Help De-Funkifying State Street

Crain’s Chicago Business has the scoop today on a new 35-story apartment tower planned for 1 East Chestnut Street, the corner of State and Chestnut, on the edge of Chicago’s Gold Coast. The 365-apartment tower proposed by developer Newcastle will replace a surface parking lot and a one-story building, and is adjacent to a planned 10-story Loyola University classroom building.  That building was announced this past summer,...

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