A 727’s View of 727 West Madison
Jun26

A 727’s View of 727 West Madison

Ok, maybe Joe Zekas at YoChicago! didn’t fire up an actual Boeing 727 to take these photos.  But Air Joe One is close enough, and from the sky we get a pretty good idea of how 727 West Madison is shaping up. The answer is: “nicely.” 727 topped out a couple of weeks ago and the good people over at FitzGerald Associates sent over a description of what they were thinking when they put together the sexy beast of a...

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Groundbreaking For New Landmark Greektown Skyscraper
May02

Groundbreaking For New Landmark Greektown Skyscraper

If you’ve been pining for a new, round-shaped skyscraper in downtown Chicago, then we have good news for you. The cylindrical tower formerly known as 1 South Halsted is officially under construction. Groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for what is now being called 727 West Madison, the 44-story FitzGerald Associates design which features a round vertical shaft rising from a parking podium in the soon-to-be-former Crowne...

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Crews Caught Planting Skyscraper Seeds at 1 South Halsted
May19

Crews Caught Planting Skyscraper Seeds at 1 South Halsted

Downstate farmers finished planting their crops months ago.  But in downtown Chicago, every season is skyscraper season.  And it was Greektown Spy Ryan who dropped a dime on our Tip Line when he saw the special crews required to plant skyscraper seeds were busy at work at 1 South Halsted yesterday. Of course, there are no such thing as skyscraper seeds.  And what Ryan shared with us is a picture of soil sampling crews getting an idea...

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