Downtown Chicago’s Hotel Development Party Crashed by Alderman Reilly
Jun27

Downtown Chicago’s Hotel Development Party Crashed by Alderman Reilly

For the past five years or so, developers simply couldn’t jam enough hotels into downtown Chicago. ¬†Every available space within sniffing distance of Michigan Avenue scoped, measured, diagrammed, and investigated for its potential to house a hotel. ¬†Hotels popped up in surface parking lots, replaced empty storefronts, even old apartment buildings got into the act, asking the city to please please please let them convert to a...

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Friedman Plans Stacked Hotels on Rush Street
Apr08

Friedman Plans Stacked Hotels on Rush Street

Chicago developer Friedman Properties has raised the curtain on its new plan for a north side block popular with tourists and already sporting two other skyscrapers. We first told you about the project back in January, and showed you pictures of it last week. Now Albert Friedman is talking about what he wants to do with the property at the corner of North Rush Street and East Superior Street. The idea is to build two hotels, one on...

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First Look: New Downtown Chicago Hotel on Rush Street
Mar31

First Look: New Downtown Chicago Hotel on Rush Street

  We’re getting our first look at the latest hotel tower proposed for the Near North side. When we first heard about the project, it sounded like the end of the line for one of downtown’s greatest tourist magnets: The Giordano’s restaurant on Rush and Superior Streets. The early descriptions led us to believe that the old warehouse building would be sacrificed for lodging. It turns out there’s nothing to...

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