808 Wells is Back — Shorter, Wider, and With a New Name: AMLI 808
Oct02

808 Wells is Back — Shorter, Wider, and With a New Name: AMLI 808

If you don’t remember us reporting on 808 Wells years ago, that’s OK.  This one’s been a long time coming. We last mentioned 808 more than two years ago, when a sales office popped up in the Near North neighborhood. Now called “AMLI 808,” the apartment building has appeared in the Chicago City Clerk’s office, which means its developers are serious about moving forward. This time around, it’s...

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Status Update: The Colors of AMLI Clark & Polk
Aug18

Status Update: The Colors of AMLI Clark & Polk

Chicago’s AMLI is pushing forward with its latest project—a two-building mid-rise complex snuggled between South Clark Street and the Metra train tracks leading into LaSalle Street Station.  The pair of 12-story L-shaped buildings replace a failed project originally slated for this property that would have been two 50-story apartment towers with a 1,000 homes.  Sort of the South Loop’s own Presidential Towers. What you see...

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Status Update: AMLI Clark and Polk in Chicago’s South Loop
Jan17

Status Update: AMLI Clark and Polk in Chicago’s South Loop

A little snow and cold isn’t stopping Chicago construction crews from helping build this city.  Andrew F. sent in these photos he snapped of AMLI Clark & Polk going up at 800 South Clark Street.  We recently had another update on this project, but the photos were from much father away, which made it look much further along than it apparently really is. Word out of AMLI is that it will open by summer, with marketing materials...

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Status Update: Making Up AMLI River North
Aug06

Status Update: Making Up AMLI River North

You know how a woman in a hurry will sometimes leave the house before her makeup is done?  That’s what happening now at AMLI River North (71 East Hubbard Street). The 50-story building is open for business, but crews are still clinging to its side, painting its face.  The grey of the concrete is being painted over with a whiteish primer, and then with a final color of beige.  The building is painted beige because that color...

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Status Update: AMLI Clark & Polk Rising
Jul09

Status Update: AMLI Clark & Polk Rising

It’s been a long time in the making, but AMLI Clark & Polk is finally rising from the soil of the South Loop. The pair of buildings going up at 800 South Clark Street is immediately north of another residential project by Chicago-based AMLI: The 255-foot-tall tower known as AMLI900. The plot where AMLI Clark & Polk is going was originally going to be a pair of 50-story sky-obliterating towers with 1,000 homes and an...

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Status Update: AMLI Clark & Polk
Apr24

Status Update: AMLI Clark & Polk

With AMLI River North (71 West Hubbard Street) at its maximum height and rapidly approaching completion, it’s time to turn out attention to another AMLI project going up in the South Loop: AMLI Clark & Polk (800 South Clark Street), formerly known as AMLI Lofts. Pile driving for the foundation has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and should continue through the beginning of May according to Ed Schuster, the project...

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