Hudson and Huron: A River, A Lake, and Two Chicago Skyscrapers
Aug25

Hudson and Huron: A River, A Lake, and Two Chicago Skyscrapers

This skyscraper construction update is a two-fer: The Hudson, at 750 North Hudson Avenue; and 400 West Huron… at 400 West Huron Street. We have frequent tip line flyer Joe Zekas from YoChicago! to thank for the double-shot of construction goodness. It’s hard to tell who’s leading this River North race, as 400 West Huron appears to have just about reached its ultimate height of 15 stories. Meanwhile over at 750, it...

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There’s a New Crane In Town
Dec18

There’s a New Crane In Town

Here’s a bit of news that isn’t really news anymore in Chicago: There’s a new crane in the sky in River North. Just two blocks south of the glorious Christmas Crane we showed you Wednesday, Smithfield Construction Group has erected a tower crane as work begins at 400 West Huron Street. It is there crews will be erecting a 15-story condominium tower, having received official go-ahead from the City of Chicago via...

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400 West Huron Demolition Clearing the Way For… 400 West Huron
Sep28

400 West Huron Demolition Clearing the Way For… 400 West Huron

400 West Huron Street, and its next-door neighbor at 410 West Huron, will soon live only in the memories of those who dined at Scoozi restaurant, and those who cruised by with their cameras to document their destruction. And Heneghan Wrecking Company is making short work of it. Permitted for demolition by the City of Chicago August 27th, the two lots are being cleared to make way for a new 15-story residential building. Which, for the...

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Another Residential Tower Flowing Into River North
Dec22

Another Residential Tower Flowing Into River North

River North is going to get another new residential building. The Chicago Plan Commission greenlit 400 West Huron Street late last week.  Chicago Architecture Blog managing editor Mary Chmielewicz was there when the vote was taken, and if you follow our Twitter or Facebook feeds, then you got the alert instantly. 400 West Huron will be a 15-story building with 46 residences, designed by Berkelhamer Architects for developer Smithfield...

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15-Story Condo Building Proves A Tough Sell In River North
Oct28

15-Story Condo Building Proves A Tough Sell In River North

“Are you a concerned citizen?” asked the gentleman seated next to me. “No,” I replied. “I’m a reporter.” Maybe that didn’t come out exactly right. It may also have inadvertently perpetuated a stereotype about the fourth estate. Nevertheless, there were plenty of bona fide concerned citizens in attendance Monday evening at 633 North Wells to hear details about a new River North planned development. They didn’t much like what they...

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