The Latest Chicago Skyscraper Trend is Holes In the Roof
Sep27

The Latest Chicago Skyscraper Trend is Holes In the Roof

If you’re the sort of person who stops and looks skyward when you pass a construction site to admire the work being done and the building being created, you may have noticed a new trend in Chicago skyscrapers: Holes. No fewer than three recently-opened residential blocks feature holes in their uppermost concrete slabs in order to allow light to penetrate to the common areas below.  We’re talking about The Marquee at...

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Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business
Sep07

Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business

A few days ago, CIM Group, based in Los Angeles, made headlines around the world when it splashed out $240 million to buy Chicago’s storied Tribune Tower. In all the noise about the Streeterville purchase, another CIM announcement got lost in the hullabaloo. Specifically, that the new residential tower at 1001 South State Street is now open for business. It was co-developed by CIM Group of Chicago’s Golub & Company,...

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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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Status Update: WAY UP-dates
Oct23

Status Update: WAY UP-dates

We’ve already told you our feelings on Aon Center stealing the show at Open House Chicago 2015. One of our favorite features of Aon’s 71st-floor vantage point, as well as the one high atop the Kemper Building‘s 41st-floor observation deck (new windows!) was being able to look out across the city and check on the progress of several construction projects. It’s one thing to stand at street level and look up to...

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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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