1,011-Foot-Tall Skyscraper Ready To Start Across From Holy Name Cathedral
Mar14

1,011-Foot-Tall Skyscraper Ready To Start Across From Holy Name Cathedral

You know we live in interesting times when news of a 76-story skyscraper moving forward is the second biggest news of the week. That’s where we are now with One Chicago Square (740 North State Street). Rendering of One Chicago Square Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the developers of the project in the parking lot across the street from Holy Name Cathedral have gotten the money in order to begin construction. It comes...

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3-Eleven Now 10-4 For New Residents
Jan24

3-Eleven Now 10-4 For New Residents

The latest Catholic Church parking lot to become a skyscraper is now open for business.  3Eleven, at 311 West Illinois Street, has begun accepting move-ins The skyscraper, designed by West Town’s FitzGerald Associates for The Loop’s The John Buck Company, features 245 homes across 25 stories.  It’s also immediately next door to Assumption Catholic Church, so at least the neighbors are quiet.  Except for weddings....

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Chicago Plan Commission Approves Assumption Catholic Church Project
Feb19

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Assumption Catholic Church Project

Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission gave its approval for a multi-dimensional project involving the Assumption Catholic Church and grounds at 311 West Illinois Street. The big addition to the neighborhood would be 3Eleven, a 23-story apartment tower designed by friends-of-the-blog FitzGerald Associates, in what is now a surface parking lot on the southwest corner of Illinois and Franklin Streets. Developer John Buck Company wants to...

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Buck’s New River North Skyscraper Turns A Church Parking Lot Up To “Eleven”
Sep09

Buck’s New River North Skyscraper Turns A Church Parking Lot Up To “Eleven”

“What do you get when an architect, a developer, and a priest walk into a bar?” That was the joke that initiated last night’s community meeting for The John Buck Company’s newest proposed skyscraper, to be built at 311 West Illinois Street. Not unlike numerous other proposed developments in River North, this tower (currently being referred to as “Eleven”) will stand 23 stories high and contain 245 rental units ranging from...

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Church and Developer Team Up For River North Skyscraper
Aug28

Church and Developer Team Up For River North Skyscraper

Assumption Catholic Church (323 West Illinois Street) is already a semi-frequent haunt of this blogger.  Now there’s another reason besides the 12:10 weekday mass to stop by — the church is going to sprout a skyscraper. 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly broke the news in an e-mail to his constituents late yesterday.  The John Buck Company and Assumption Church are teaming up to turn Assumption’s surface parking lot into a...

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Briefly: Hotels, Coupons, and Skyscraper Ads
Jan23

Briefly: Hotels, Coupons, and Skyscraper Ads

Sorry there wasn’t much in the way of updates last week.  We were in the deep South on an architectural photography shoot.  As we’ve flogged before, architectural photography is our primary business here, so if you have a skyscraper, hotel, factory, lobby, office, wigwam, yurt, or igloo that you need photos of, contact us. Now… on to the briefs! Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Gilt City (it’s like...

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