It’s a New Skyscraper’s Moment to Shine
Aug24

It’s a New Skyscraper’s Moment to Shine

It seems like just yesterday we were getting e-mail complaints from people who could no longer park in the surface lot at the corner of Grand and McClurg in Streeterville because it was suddenly (to them) roped off.  Yesterday at 545 North McClurg Court, Moment, the 45-story residential tower that replaced the surface parking lot opened for business. Moment is Golub’s latest residential tower in downtown Chicago, designed by...

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Summer’s Here and Sienna Flats is Turning Brown
Jun29

Summer’s Here and Sienna Flats is Turning Brown

Sienna Flats (423 East Ohio Street), the low-rise podium portion of the 42-story Moment skyscraper is getting all buttoned up for its big debut.  Streeterville Spy Joel sent in the photograph above showing the green insulating layer of the facade being replaced by its final brown layer, encroaching from the right. Although the flats are physically part of the same development as Moment, it’s being handled separately.  Instead of...

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Wait a Moment. Do You Know Sienna Flats?
Jan13

Wait a Moment. Do You Know Sienna Flats?

We’ve done our fair share of coverage at Moment, the 42-story, friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed apartment tower in Streeterville. Chicago-based Golub & Company is delivering 490 luxury rental units to the site at 545 North McClurg Court, along with 5,200 square feet of retail space along the corner of Grand and McClurg. But just a second; there’s more to Moment. At 423 East Ohio Street, Sienna Flats...

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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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A Milestone Moment as Moment Grows Up
Sep17

A Milestone Moment as Moment Grows Up

They’re the times in our children’s lives we most look forward to. Their first teeth, their first steps, the first day of school, the first time they make their beds without being told four times. It’s called growing up. The spring of the circle of life. Well, here at The Chicago Architecture Blog, we have those same sentimental feelings each time a new building achieves its own “life’s firsts.”...

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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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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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