Demolition Days at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park
Jun08

Demolition Days at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park

It’s not every day that you get to see a hospital building being demolished.  Unless you live near Rush University Medical Center, where several came down very recently.  Or in Streeterville, where the old Prentice was turned to dust.  Or in Prairie Shores where the Michael Reese complex fell. OK, so Chicago has no shortage of hospital buildings being forcibly removed from existence a piece at a time.  But the latest one make...

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Committed To Higher Learning, DePaul Gets a Tower Crane Permit
Apr13

Committed To Higher Learning, DePaul Gets a Tower Crane Permit

There’s music in the air around the Lincoln Park neighborhood. And soon, construction materials will be up there as well: FOUNDATION DESIGN FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A MANTIOWOC MD485 TEMPORARY TOWER CRANE, AS PER PLANS. Those “plans” are for the new DePaul School of Music, on the campus of DePaul University. The tower crane permit, issued by the City of Chicago March 25th, means the school can start...

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Belmont Avenue Tower Seeks Lake Views in Lake View East
Apr07

Belmont Avenue Tower Seeks Lake Views in Lake View East

A new residential tower may be erected in Lake View East.  The 17-story building is proposed for an area just west of Lake Shore Drive near Sheridan Road that is mostly four to seven-story buildings peppered with taller residential skyscrapers. Plans for the Antunovich Associates-designed building were recently submitted to the city.   It will replace a pair of 3½-story brick fronted apartment blocks and a garage on the north side of...

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833 North Clark Trends Upward
Mar31

833 North Clark Trends Upward

Up on Chicago’s Near North Side, 833 North Clark continues to pile floor upon floor as the Ryan Companies property takes shape at 833 North Clark Street. Ryan is showing off its versatility on this particular project, acting as developer (in conjunction with Lincoln Property Company),  architect (with a hand from Antunovich Associates as architect of record), and general contractor. The 31-story apartment tower its erecting will...

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Bucktown Gets Into the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Action
Jan07

Bucktown Gets Into the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Action

Just off Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Bucktown Neighborhood, Spearhead Properties is developing 2501 Armitage, at 2501 West Armitage Avenue. The site, former home of art-handler extraordinaire Terry Dowd, Inc., has been cleared and prepped for the new 4-story (the permit says 3 stories; we clearly see 4 in the rendering above) rental property. Designed by Antunovich Associates, the project will bring 78 rental units to the...

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833 North Clark A Rebar Reality
Nov18

833 North Clark A Rebar Reality

We’ve been following the development of 833 North Clark for years now.  From the first time it landed at the city clerk’s office on paper to the very odd community meeting where the majority of attendees were elderly people who thought they were going to be evicted from a nearby building and then left en masse when they figured out what was going on to groundbreaking to… today! Today we have a status update on the...

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833 North Clark Begins Foundation Work
Aug31

833 North Clark Begins Foundation Work

  Two weeks ago, we told you about the permits issued for 833 North Clark Street on the near north side. At the time, we noted it had been a substantial length of time since the ceremonial groundbreaking had taken place, and that only minor work had started to clear some landscaping and clean out the parking lot. Well, 833 North Clark is inactive no longer. Case Foundation crews are out there digging holes like a North Shore...

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Residents Begin Entering West Loop Through The Gateway
Aug21

Residents Begin Entering West Loop Through The Gateway

We’ve been watching rooftop construction at the new Gateway West Loop (11 South Green Street) with great interest for the last couple weeks. Normally, roofs don’t catch the eye, especially in an unfinished state. But from high atop our West Loop bureau, we’ve been able to observe first-hand as Gateway’s amenities floor takes shape. Curious, we wandered across the Kennedy Expressway for a closer look....

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833 North Clark Ready To Rise and Shine
Aug17

833 North Clark Ready To Rise and Shine

Months after the ceremonial groundbreaking, and weeks after demolition crews pulled up the landscaping and tore down the kinda cool pergola in the middle of the surface parking lot, construction is finally about to begin on the residential skyscraper at 833 North Clark Street. Permits were issued last week to get things rolling, and as always the city of Chicago is a fan of brevity: Foundation and Superstructure only for a new...

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New River North Residential Tower is a Headscratcher
Aug03

New River North Residential Tower is a Headscratcher

Have we mentioned that the River North real estate market is hot?  How hot, you ask?  Red hot, like the back of your thighs squeaking down a shiny metal slide on a sunny August day.  Boiling hot, like pouring tar on a flat black roof when it’s 100 degrees out.  Blistering hot, like the roof of a fat guy’s mouth when he bites into a greasy slice of pizza straight from the oven.  Yeah, it’s that hot. And so it’s...

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