A Little Skyscraper Abracadabra Along Grant Park
Nov07

A Little Skyscraper Abracadabra Along Grant Park

Sometimes the monotony of life becomes a way of life.  Keep your head down.  Stay off the boss’ radar.  Don’t attract attention.  But keeping our heads down, while a common survival skill, prevents us from seeing the marvels the city of Chicago serves up around us every day. You don’t need Cher to give you a wet slap across the face to snap out of it.  Just look at the animation below. Joe Zekas of YoChicago! sent...

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SCB’s Chamfers on Michigan Ready to Tuck In
Apr10

SCB’s Chamfers on Michigan Ready to Tuck In

One of the more interesting skyscraper designs proposed for the South Loop in recent years is about to become reality. The City of Chicago has issued the first construction permits for 1326 South Michigan. DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES. ERECT 47-STORY, 500 UNIT, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING–FOUNDATIONS ONLY You’ll remember this is the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed tower that combines a setback near the top of the...

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South Loop’s Chamfered Champ Gets Nipped, Tucked
Feb01

South Loop’s Chamfered Champ Gets Nipped, Tucked

A new skyscraper proposed for the South Loop’s Wabash corridor is getting taller before it’s even started. At a meeting tonight hosted by third ward alderman Pat Dowell, a revised design for 1326 South Michigan was revealed.  Visually, there’s not much different.  But a couple of important bits have changed. First, much to the delight of hard-core skyscraper enthusiasts, the SCB-designed building’s height has...

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About SCB’s Design for its Newest South Loop Tower
Dec03

About SCB’s Design for its Newest South Loop Tower

Venerable Chicago architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz clearly has its designs and designers focused on the South Loop these days.  Its latest creation, a residential tower for 1326 South Michigan Avenue, has been getting high praise.  We sat down with SCB chairman John Lahey to find out more about the building. Editor: SCB’s already conquered Streeterville, and now you’re expanding your empire to the South Loop.  Tell...

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