Heavy Equipment Starts Arriving at 130 North Franklin
Jun06

Heavy Equipment Starts Arriving at 130 North Franklin

Thanks to a tip from Loop Spy Dan, we now know that the first heavy equipment has arrived at 130 North Franklin Street in The Loop.  130 is a 50-something-story-tall office building being developed by Tsihman-Speyer in New York, and designed by Krueck+Sexton in River North. What’s arrived is a pair of excavators from National Wrecking Company, and they’re parked right where the 130 tower will rise, a vacant lot...

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Coming Soon to a Loop Near You: 130 North Franklin
Aug24

Coming Soon to a Loop Near You: 130 North Franklin

Late last week the Chicago Plan Commission gave its nod to the construction of 130 North Franklin, the faceted, fascinating, Krueck+Sexton office tower that is going to put yet another surface parking lot out of our misery. As described on the K&S web site, it’s the first Chicago project by New York developer Tishman Speyer since the economy ate itself in 2008. The exact height of this skyscraper has been something of a...

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130 North Franklin Officially a Thing
Apr07

130 North Franklin Officially a Thing

Back in January of this year, we told you about an odd piece of legislation filed by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly regarding a surface parking lot in the western part of The Loop.  At the time, we told you it meant that Tishman-Speyer was finally ready to pull the trigger and build a new skyscraper at 130 North Franklin Street.  It turns out, we couldn’t have been more right. One of our Loop Spies tells us the alderman has...

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151 North Franklin Forging Ahead, Could Break Ground This Fall
Apr07

151 North Franklin Forging Ahead, Could Break Ground This Fall

  Remember that great big blue skyscraper that the John Buck Company wanted to build at the corner of North Franklin  and West Randolph Streets?  The one that they shut down a Walgreens and a Chinese take-out joint to build, but to date nothing has happened?  Well, stuff’s happening; you just can’t see it. Loop Spy Dan shared a bit of information with us straight from the developer, that one major tenant is already...

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Get Your Funk On: Skyscraper Finally Coming to 130 North Franklin
Jan22

Get Your Funk On: Skyscraper Finally Coming to 130 North Franklin

It’s been a little over a decade since the address known as 130 North Franklin was turned into a surface parking lot.  Now it looks like that scar on Chicago’s urban landscape is going to finally be healed. Just about two years ago, Tishman Speyer started promoting its plans for the off-Wacker property — a 48-story faceted blue glass tower by River North’s own Krueck and Sexton.  It even put together a super-cool...

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