Status Update: 435 North Park Drive
Dec21

Status Update: 435 North Park Drive

The hotel and residential tower going up at 435 North Park Drive in Streeterville is once again going up. Drilling work has begun for the caissons the building will rest on across the street from the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers (301 East North Water Drive).  When completed, the building will be 53-stories and 635-feet-tall.  It’s a far cry from the 1,200-foot Waldorf-Astoria tower originally planned for this location, but...

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The Gold Coast’s New Marc Jabobs Store Looks Ready To Go

It looks like things have really come together at the new Marc Jacobs store. The boutique inside the Elysian Chicago Hotel (11 East Walton Street) has finally shed its cloak and you can clearly see the shelves stocked and the windows being decorated with stuffed animals. We haven’t heard what the official opening date is, but it looks like it could be pretty...

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Elysian Chicago Officially Opens
Dec10

Elysian Chicago Officially Opens

One of the Gold Coast’s most anticipated buildings is officially open. The hotel portion of the Elysian Chicago (11 East Walton Street) opened Wednesday (December 9, 2009).  We’ve been invited to a lot of building openings lately, but somehow were left off the guest list of this one. Nevertheless, here is a video that the Elysian PR folk put out.  For some reason it has no...

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Status Update: Elysian Chicago
Apr23

Status Update: Elysian Chicago

It’s with great anticipation that we’ve watched the Elysian Chicago rising over the last couple of years.  And now that it’s topped off, it really does have a remarkable impact on the city’s skyline. Even though it’s only 60 stories (and 700 feet) tall, it has a dominating presence from many vantage points to the north.  And from the west and south it competes quite easily with both the John Hancock...

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