Streeterville Tower Gets its Moment in the Sun
Dec24

Streeterville Tower Gets its Moment in the Sun

The Streeterville skyscraper now known as “Moment” looks like it’s about ready to top out, basking in what sun it can in these early days of winter.  Born as 545 McClurg Court, then renamed 410 East Grand, Moment was designed by friends-of-the-blog, SCB, and is getting dangerously close to its planned height of 42 stories and 452 feet. The photos immediately above and below were sent in by Joe Zekas at YoChicago! who...

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Just a Moment… Don’t Call it 545 McClurg Anymore
Jul07

Just a Moment… Don’t Call it 545 McClurg Anymore

The only thing we like less than a surface parking lot is a skyscraper with a terrible name.  In most cases, the worst possible name arrives when a developer or owner decides to just go with the building’s address for a name.  It’s like when someone calls their dog “dog.”  Or when an artist creates an enormous, dramatic work of art and calls it “Study #4.”  It is the very definition of insipid....

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Status Update: 410 East Grand x2
Jun03

Status Update: 410 East Grand x2

When it rains, it pours. Today we have a two-fer status update on the SCB-designed residential tower going up at 410 East Grand in Streeterville. Both The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell and Loop Spy Daniel sent in updated pictures of the construction site.  Talk about an embarrassment of riches. Daniel’s pictures are a little brighter than Daniel’s.  It looks like Daniel was there when the weather was...

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410 East Grand Is Go For Launch
Feb17

410 East Grand Is Go For Launch

If you’ve been looking at the muddy, snowy, machinery-strewn lot at the corner of Grand and McClurg in Streeterville wondering when a skyscraper is going to sprout, the answer is: Now. The city of Chicago has issued a permit to begin construction on the 45-story residential tower, more than four years after the project was approved.  The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s Daniel Schell was there just days ago, and took the...

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545 North McClurg Good to Go; Construction to Begin Any Second Now
Sep30

545 North McClurg Good to Go; Construction to Begin Any Second Now

Gentlemen, start your bulldozer engines! The City of Chicago has issued construction permits for the foundation of 545 North McClurg, the 45-story mixed-use development formerly known as 410 East Grand. Designed by friends-of-the-blog, SCB, it is a joint project between Chicago’s Golub and Boston’s The General Investment and Development Companies.  G.I.D. describes the building thusly: The project will be constructed on...

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Welcome, 410 East Grand. It’s Been a Long Time Coming
Sep03

Welcome, 410 East Grand. It’s Been a Long Time Coming

One sign of a recovering economy is real estate developers jockeying to build new buildings so that they’re ready when the economy improves.  An even better sign is when old projects that seemed dead get pulled off the shelves, dusted off, and actually happen. That’s the case at 410 East Grand Avenue in Streeterville.  We started reporting on it in 2011, but its history goes back further than that.  But since it was...

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Briefly: Grand’s a Go, Saint Pat’s Tower, $4M Park
Dec20

Briefly: Grand’s a Go, Saint Pat’s Tower, $4M Park

  The Chicago Plan Commission has approved construction of the 45-story tower at 410 East Grand Street.  See our previous coverage and pictures here and here. After underwhelming neighbors with changes to the proposed Old Saint Patrick’s Tower at 625 West Adams Street, the developer and architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz are coming back for round seven.  Alderman Fioretti has already stated that there’s no rush...

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Golub on Grand Generally Gets Grins

The revised plan for turning 410 East Grand Avenue from a surface parking lot into a residential tower is going over all warm and fuzzy with a surprising number of Streeterville residents. At a public meeting last week, the more active residents of the area seemed pretty pleased with the changes that Golub made to the original plan.  The new residential tower is taller and thinner than the previous proposal. Also, a 10-story building...

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New Chciago Skyscraper Gets Taller, Less Affordable

Last month we gave you the skinny on 410 East Grand, the residential tower that Golub is developing after a land swap with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Since that time, the plans have changed.  In some ways, the changes are minor.  But there are also some significant changes. Maximum height: 452 feet 486 feet Roof height: 428 feet 457.5 feet Floors: 42 45 Residences: 443 first tower + 87 second tower 490 total Parking...

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Details About New Gold Coast Skyscraper at 410 East Grand

Back in July, Crain’s Chicago Business reported about a proposal to finally replace an old surface parking lot on Grand Avenue with a residential tower.  Recently there has been a lot of chatter on the internet about this project, so here are some details. Part of the buzz claims that this is part of a land swap between Golub Real Estate and the Rahabilitation Institute of Chicago.  While a swap may have taken place, Golub has...

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