Alta Roosevelt Climbs Above Its Neighbors
Mar07

Alta Roosevelt Climbs Above Its Neighbors

Wood Partners‘ latest skyscraper is making its mark in the South Loop skyline. Alta Roosevelt (801 South Financial Place) has climbed higher than most of its immediate neighbors, and is at that point in its development where it simply cannot be ignored. Joe Zekas from YoChicago! sent us the photograph above, showing just how far the Pappageorge Haymes-designed residential block has come since it wriggled to the surface of the...

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More Cranes Nesting in the South Loop
Jun27

More Cranes Nesting in the South Loop

The South Loop has always been a good location for cranespotting.  And with construction of 801 South Financial kicking into high gear, it just got better. Two different people sent in pictures of cranes putting up the new cranes for the -story residential building.  The photo at the top is from South Loop Spy Chuck, and down below we have Joe Zekas from YoChicago!. The new tower from Wood Partners out of Atlanta will be 33-stories...

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The Price of Progress on South Financial
May11

The Price of Progress on South Financial

The other day friend-of-the-blog Joe Zekas of YoChicago! just happened to be on the roof of a South Loop residential tower (that’s how he rolls) and sent over a beautiful photograph of the Chicago skyline and all of its lovely lovely skyscrapers.  But what caught our attention was the tiny little diggers and lifters toward the bottom of the picture, earnestly churning through the mud to build 801 South Financial Place. The new...

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Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop
Mar30

Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop

There is earth being moved for the future apartment tower, Alta Roosevelt, at 801 South Financial Place in the South Loop. And as of Tuesday the 29th, there’s official permission on file from the City of Chicago. FOUNDATION PERMIT ONLY FOR 33 STORY RESIDENTIAL HIGHRISE With that permit already burning a hole in someone’s pocket, we’re gonna go ahead and assume foundation equipment is already streaming into the...

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Huge New Tower May Be Ready to Sprout in the South Loop
Mar13

Huge New Tower May Be Ready to Sprout in the South Loop

Spring is in the air, and the last round of skyscraper seeds planted in the echoing halls of Chicago City Hall are starting to sprout around town. One of the larger ones appears to be starting to push up dirt in the South Loop.  That’s where South Loop Spy Drew tickled our tip line when he spotted construction crews busily digging, pushing, marking, and otherwise disturbing the soil just north of the new British International...

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