Gold Coast Hotel Tower Checks in to City Hall
May23

Gold Coast Hotel Tower Checks in to City Hall

The latest plan to build a hotel tower at 150 East Ontario Street has gotten farther than some of its predecessors: It’s dinging the bell on the counter at the City Clerk’s office. Paperwork for the proposal has been filed at 121 North LaSalle, besting some of the previous five buildings envisioned for this space. March, 2021 rendering of 150 East Ontario. (Via the Office of Alderman Brendan Reilly.) The Lucien LaGrange...

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Hotel Tower Planned For 150 East Ontario. Again.
Mar28

Hotel Tower Planned For 150 East Ontario. Again.

If at first, or second, or third, or fourth you don’t succeed, try try again.  That seems to be the motto of the lonely loam at 150 East Ontario Street, which has been trying to sprout a skyscraper since the height of Gold Coast fashion was leg warmers, scrunchies, and chunky Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry underneath your Freezy Freakies. March, 2021 rendering of 150 East Ontario. (Via the Office of Alderman Brendan Reilly.) The...

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Will the Third Time be the Charm for This Michigan Avenue Hotel Tower?
Mar28

Will the Third Time be the Charm for This Michigan Avenue Hotel Tower?

As Chicago’s hotel boom continues, yet another lodging option may be coming to the Magnificent Mile. Construction equipment at 150 East Ontario (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Thomas) Gold Coast Spy Thomas sent in the photograph above showing soil sampling going on at 150 East Ontario — That’s a half-block off North Michigan Avenue, just behind the Burberry flagship store. People have been trying to build hotels on that...

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Is Michigan Avenue About To Get a 50-Story Hotel?
Nov30

Is Michigan Avenue About To Get a 50-Story Hotel?

As real estate developers position themselves for an economic recovery, more and more mothballed Chicago projects are being pulled out of the back of the closet, shaken out, stretched, and tried on to see if they still fit. The latest project to come back to life smelling of grandmother’s house may be the 50-story hotel tower planned for 150 East Ontario Street. Loop Spy Ryan was doing some Christmas shopping on the Magnificent...

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