It’s Full Steam Ahead for 215 West Lake
May02

It’s Full Steam Ahead for 215 West Lake

After a bit of light demolition, some foundation work, a tower crane, and a few levels of core poured, construction crews have been given the green light to build the bulk of the new residential skyscraper being slotted in at 215 West Lake Street.  The permit came in a couple of days ago: Permit issued for new construction FULL BUILDING PHASE: ERECT 33 STORY (132 EFFICIENCY UNITS, 133 DWELLING UNITS) 152 PARKING SPACES. (FOUNDATION...

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215 West Lake Gets a Core Workout
Apr21

215 West Lake Gets a Core Workout

As one might expect from a construction site, things are happening at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop. Clark Construction is doing yeoman’s work turning the former site of one of Chicago’s ugliest parking garages into a new 33-story apartment tower. Designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture, 215 West Lake will include 265 dwelling units right in the heart of the city’s business district. Work started here shortly after...

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And Then There Was One
Apr15

And Then There Was One

One left standing, that is. A pair of buildings formerly located at 4 and 8 East Huron Street have been obliterated, leaving only 10 East Huron standing of the three seemingly attached, century-old structures. 10 East serves as the home of the Consulate General of Ukraine, and it’s going to stay right where it is. In fact, take a walk past the site and you might see workers touching up the west face of the building now exposed...

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Marriott Marquis Makes Its Beds at McCormick Place
Apr14

Marriott Marquis Makes Its Beds at McCormick Place

It still doesn’t look like a hotel, yet, but work continues toward that very end on the Goettsch Partners-designed Marriott Marquis Chicago in the Prairie Avenue District. ** The 39-story hotel tower broke ground back in July. It’s bringing 1206 guest rooms and 90,000 square feet of meeting space to the expanding McCormick Place campus, perfect for visiting Big East teams playing DePaul at the McCormick Place Event Center...

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McCormick Place Event Center Ups Its Game
Apr13

McCormick Place Event Center Ups Its Game

Clark Construction continues to take its game to the next level, as crews progress on the McCormick Place Event Center. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 300,000-square-foot Event Center is just one part of the project to turn the McCormick Place campus into a major entertainment district, which includes adding hotel rooms, offices, and retail space to the Prairie Avenue District. (Or is it McCormick Square?) We’re...

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TOD Taking Shape at Clark and Belmont
Feb11

TOD Taking Shape at Clark and Belmont

It must be the week to feature new developments taking over doughnut spaces. Wednesday, we updated you on the transition from demolition to construction site at 215 West Lake Street, where Dunkin Donuts once stood. Today, we bring you up to speed on progress at another former Dunkin site, this one at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Clark Street in Lake View. 3200 North Clark is a Transit Oriented Development under construction at...

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With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow
Feb10

With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow

We’ve made enough of an issue about the more-than-a-century-old building at 209 West Lake Street; it’s time to move on to what will take its place. On the 28th of January, 215 West Lake was permitted by the City of Chicago to begin foundation work. FOUNDATION THROUGH 4TH FLOOR SUPERSTRUCTURE AND UNDERGROUND PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL ONLY PERMIT… That was followed up with a tower crane permit on February 1st. PHASE 1...

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New Malcolm X College Campus Making the Grade
Aug06

New Malcolm X College Campus Making the Grade

On the city’s west side, Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is getting a whole new syllabus. Not just new classes, but new classrooms. And then some. Directly across Jackson Street from its current location at 226 West Jackson, a new facility is being erected. Construction began in 2014, and is expected to be completed for student use in January 2016, just in time for the spring semester. The $251 million...

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