With a New Owner, Proposed North & Clark High Rise Being Revised by SCB
May04

With a New Owner, Proposed North & Clark High Rise Being Revised by SCB

The southwest corner of North Clark Street and West North Avenue is one of those places in Chicago with so much potential, and so little accomplished.  But that is expected to change in the near future. Los Angeles-based CIM Group, Chicago’s Golub and Company, and Avoda Group have bought the project, most recently the site of a diner, to build a high-rise luxury residential tower currently known as 1550 North Clark. You may...

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SCB’s Chamfers on Michigan Ready to Tuck In
Apr10

SCB’s Chamfers on Michigan Ready to Tuck In

One of the more interesting skyscraper designs proposed for the South Loop in recent years is about to become reality. The City of Chicago has issued the first construction permits for 1326 South Michigan. DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES. ERECT 47-STORY, 500 UNIT, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING–FOUNDATIONS ONLY You’ll remember this is the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed tower that combines a setback near the top of the...

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Former Chicago Spire Site Gets an Architect
Sep07

Former Chicago Spire Site Gets an Architect

We don’t do a lot of news about architects moving from one firm to another.  If we did, we wouldn’t have time for anything else. But some moves are bigger than the Iron Mountain box used to transport a favorite T-square, bobblehead hula girl, and “Architects do it with models” coffee mug from one office to the next.  They signal change coming. Such is the case with Michael Pfeffer.  Crain’s Chicago...

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Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business
Sep07

Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business

A few days ago, CIM Group, based in Los Angeles, made headlines around the world when it splashed out $240 million to buy Chicago’s storied Tribune Tower. In all the noise about the Streeterville purchase, another CIM announcement got lost in the hullabaloo. Specifically, that the new residential tower at 1001 South State Street is now open for business. It was co-developed by CIM Group of Chicago’s Golub & Company,...

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While Trib Tower Redevelopers Salivate, Alderman Urges Caution
Sep06

While Trib Tower Redevelopers Salivate, Alderman Urges Caution

In any city as old and complex as Chicago, there are bound to be quirks of history that affect modern day development. The protected cattle path through the heart of the Loop is one example we’ve told you about over the years. Another is the view corridor in Streeterville. We last reviewed this municipal oddity in June of 2015 when we were explaining to you why the new skyscraper coming to 465 North Park Drive is situated where...

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What’s Will Happen to Trib Tower? It’s Anyone’s Guess
May18

What’s Will Happen to Trib Tower? It’s Anyone’s Guess

You don’t need to take a Magic 8 Ball upside the head to know that the future is hazy for Tribune Tower.  What will become of the landmark of Chicago landmarks is uncertain as its former media powerhouse owner turns over every last couch cushion looking for money. For the last few years the local commercial real estate industry has been abuzz about the potential of the storied tower changing hands, and along with it development...

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Slice of Life: 1001 South State. Just Because.
Feb16

Slice of Life: 1001 South State. Just Because.

One of our goals here at Chicago Architecture is to help our loyal readers keep up to date on construction progress around Chicago. When some ground gets broken, when a tower crane sprouts from the ground, when cladding starts climbing the walls, we want you to see it as soon as we do. Just two weeks ago, we tried to do just that, updating you on progress of Solomon Cordwell Buenz‘s 1001 South State, the 41-story apartment...

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Block37 Residences Has its Official Groundbreaking Sans Ground
Oct30

Block37 Residences Has its Official Groundbreaking Sans Ground

The new apartment tower being perched atop the Block37 mall, transportation, and office complex had its official groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.  But what do you do when you want to have a groundbreaking and there’s no ground to break?  Chips and dip in the pedway. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Milosh Kosanovich was there as the CIM Group hosted 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and a gaggle of real estate types at...

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Status Update: Block37½
Oct14

Status Update: Block37½

The long-awaited residential portion of the Block37 retail/office/hotel/residential/transit development is progressing in earnest. Just days after the city issued construction permits and a formal announcement was made by owner CIM Group, workers were spotted on the roof vacuuming up the gravel.  A couple of weeks later, and the construction has entered a much more serious phase, complete with sidewalk barricades and steel beams....

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Block37 Residences Goes From Puffery to Paperwork as Project Pulls Permits
Sep12

Block37 Residences Goes From Puffery to Paperwork as Project Pulls Permits

Block37, the downtown Chicago mall and office complex, is taking another step toward achieving its full potential.  CIM Group, the development’s owner, is moving forward with plans for an apartment tower. If this sounds familiar, it should.  Crain’s Chicago Business reported this was coming back in March of this year.  But yesterday, CIM put out a press release letting the world know it’s going to happen for...

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