707 North Wells Begins Windows Download
Sep02

707 North Wells Begins Windows Download

There’s good reason for that twinkle in your eye as you drive down Wells Street in the River North neighborhood; the new residential building at 707 North Wells has been installing windows over the last few weeks. Not the kind of windows that require a capital W and for you to completely re-learn how to use your computer though. These are the windows that will allow residents of the new building to keep an eye on all the...

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Status Update: HoJo is Gone; Make Way for the HoJo Tower
Jun23

Status Update: HoJo is Gone; Make Way for the HoJo Tower

The future of River North is well and truly upon us, as the half-block of land at 720 North LaSalle is ready to receive its bounty: The HoJo Tower. Work appears imminent on the 38-story skyscraper designed by friends-of-the-blog bKL Architecture*, judging by this photo of the space sent in by River North Spy Mike.  City hall hasn’t handed out a foundation permit yet, which is usually the next step after removing the previous...

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Status Update: 707 North Wells
Jan26

Status Update: 707 North Wells

Eight months after we saw the drawings of 707 North Wells Street, the mid-rise residential building is well underway. The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s own Daniel Schell popped by the other day and took these photographs of the construction progress.  As you can see, the tower crane is up, and the concrete core has risen from the ground. When complete, the building will rise 11 stories over the eastern edge of Chicago’s...

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Third New Building Announced for Two Blocks of River North
May27

Third New Building Announced for Two Blocks of River North

The River North side of LaSalle Street is where it’s at these days. Less than a week after a public meeting was held for two new residential towers proposed for 720 North LaSalle Street and 167 East Erie, another residential building is on offer. Word about the 11-story building being developed by Akara Partners became public in an e-mail from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s office. 707 North Wells will have 51 residences over two...

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