More Residential Development Coming to the Heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast
Jul02

More Residential Development Coming to the Heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast

The ever-changing face of Chicago’s Viagra Triangle district is changing once again. Once known for seedy strip clubs, then more respectable clubs, then trendy night clubs and restaurants, it is slowly becoming a place where people want to stay for more than a few hours. Earlier this year, the Viceroy Hotel opened its doors inside the skin of what was the old Hotel Cedar.  A couple of years earlier, the old Sutton Place Hotel...

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How Are Things Going Over at 4 East Elm?
Sep20

How Are Things Going Over at 4 East Elm?

If you happened to bit sitting in Mariano Park over the weekend and started to wonder how things are going at 4 East Elm, we have the answer. @properties sent over information that things are going just swimmingly at the luxury condo block on the northern edge of Viagra Triangle. Of the 35 condominiums in the building, all but six have been sold. That’s 83% sold, if you’re reading this too early in the morning to do the...

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Status Update: 4 East Elm Tops Out
Oct09

Status Update: 4 East Elm Tops Out

4 East Elm, the luxury condo tower from Chicago’s own Convexity Properties, has topped out at, you guessed it, 4 East Elm Street. Kelly over at @properties, the firm providing marketing and sales support for the project, sent a note letting us know things are moving along as planned. The LEED-certified 24-story Gold Coast building by friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz will have just 35 condominiums, but don’t think...

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Status Update: 4 East Elm
Aug20

Status Update: 4 East Elm

The apartment building is the king of downtown Chicago development right now.  But there are still a few modest condominium blocks popping up here and there.  One of them is 4 East Elm, the Gold Coast pile that will put its residents in the middle of the action without actually having very many neighbors. At just 27 stories tall, Four may not have the height of its nearby neighbors, but it still manages to deliver epic views by taking...

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Status Update: Four East Elm
May29

Status Update: Four East Elm

It’s not yet a soaring tree in Chicago’s skyscraper forest, but 4 East Elm is slowly growing as erection continues on the edge of the city’s Viagra Triangle district. The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s Daniel Schell stopped by to fix the cable recently and found that so far, it’s just a lot of poured concrete for the parking garage. But a firm, thick base is needed for this new member of the neighborhood....

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Status Update: The Pickup Artist working State and Elm
Mar23

Status Update: The Pickup Artist working State and Elm

If you like to go people-watching at Viagra Triangle, once the weather warms up, you’ll have something else besides beautiful people and supercars to keep your eye entertained.  A glance to the north will be greeted by a tall, thin, steely pickup artist working the corner of State and Elm.  It’s a tower crane. The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell rushed by Rush Street the other day to check on the progress...

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A Gold Coast Groundbreaking at State and Elm [u]
Sep16

A Gold Coast Groundbreaking at State and Elm [u]

  Construction of a new residential tower is underway in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for 4 East Elm (1147 North State Street/4 East Elm Street) earlier today. Designed by friends-of-the-blog, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the 335-foot-tall, 27-story tower will feature just 35 residences. And instead of being a square, the western side of the building is angled inward, providing those rooms with views...

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