200 West Randolph is Dead, Long Live 151 North Franklin
Nov20

200 West Randolph is Dead, Long Live 151 North Franklin

200 West Randolph, we hardly knew ye. The 23-story office building that just a few short weeks ago was expected to rise at the corner of West Randolph Street and North Wells Street is now a thing of the past.  Relegated to the very very long shelf of never-built Chicago architectural models.  Crain’s Chicago Business called it yesterday when it reported that the parking garage currently at that location will remain a parking...

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200 West Randolph is Content to be a Darned Good Office Building
May06

200 West Randolph is Content to be a Darned Good Office Building

The pulses of skyscraper nerds across the Midwest quickened a couple of weeks ago when we published news that the Chicago Loop would get its first new office building in seven years. Then they got past the headline and saw that 200 West Randolph, the project proposed by Beitler Real Estate Services and Next Realty isn’t a super tower, but a regular office building. But it’s a darned good office building. J. Paul Beitler...

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New Loop Skyscraper Means Batman Will Have to Find Somewhere Else to Park
Apr29

New Loop Skyscraper Means Batman Will Have to Find Somewhere Else to Park

The parking garage that played a supporting role in the movie Batman Begins may be torn down to make room for a new office tower. The garage at 200 West Randolph Street  got an extensive makeover when movie producers used it for a number of scenes in the film Batman Begins in the summer of 2004. It is in this garage that the Batmobile has a chase with police, bursts through a concrete wall and onto the roof of a neighboring building,...

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