Onni Adjusts Its Plan For 353 West Grand, But Is It Enough?
Jun25

Onni Adjusts Its Plan For 353 West Grand, But Is It Enough?

Some skyscrapers go from announcement to completion in a couple of years.  Others take longer.  353 West Grand, a proposal from Vancouver’s Onni, is one of the ones taking the more ponderous route. We’ve known since 2013 that something big was coming to the southwest corner of Grand and Orleans, the former location of the Clark and Barlow hardware store.  In 2015, Onni put forward a plan from River...

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Another New Building to Line the Ike Expressway
Jul25

Another New Building to Line the Ike Expressway

One of the long-term urban development goals for Chicago is to line its motorized arteries with tall and tallish buildings in order to isolate the highways from the neighborhoods they serve. The buildings deflect noise, exhaust, and the general unpleasantness that our 70-year-long obsession with the automobile has brought to our front doorsteps. Another one of the gaps along a downtown highway is about to be filled in. There’s a...

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