The Best Skyscraper Next To The Kennedy Is Now Open
Jul03

The Best Skyscraper Next To The Kennedy Is Now Open

There are some fine skyscrapers lining the Kennedy Expressway these days. Some people are fond of Arkadia and it’s vaguely Olympic parking podium. Others are partial to Skybridge and its deconstructionist whimsy.  There are even those who like Presidential Towers, if only for its pioneering ability to transform a neighborhood.  But the star of the I-90/94 runway show is now 727 West Madison. 727 West Madison (Courtesy...

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The Sinclair is Now Officially Open for Business
Sep28

The Sinclair is Now Officially Open for Business

One of the most dramatic transformations in recent Gold Coast history has been pulled off by Fifield Companies, Jewel-Osco, and SCB. The Sinclair (1201 North LaSalle Street) had its grand opening this week, welcoming an estimated 1,201 guests to the new residential tower that now stands where a vaguely scary, certainly run-down Jewel-Osco glowered just a few years ago. Even the Gold Coast has gritty corners, and this was one of the...

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Move-ins Starting at Luxe on Chicago
Sep07

Move-ins Starting at Luxe on Chicago

For those of you keeping track of developments on the west side of town, Luxe on Chicago has gone from pre-leasing to actually leasing and letting people move in. The four-story, 59-unit apartment building at 1838 West Chicago Avenue in East Ukrainian Village is the latest development from Fifield Companies and designed by Pappageorge Haymes. Amenity highlights include a Mariano’s supermarket a block away, a Divvy bike sharing...

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Fifield Companies Tops Off Next Apartments
Mar15

Fifield Companies Tops Off Next Apartments

On a gloomy morning in Chicago, Fifield Companies celebrated a bright future for Next Apartments, its rental tower in the city’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Hosts Steve and Randy Fifield praised their development, design, and lending teams for all pitching in to get Next to this point, just nine months after gathering on the same site for ground-breaking ceremonies. (Isn’t it wonderful what a mild winter can do for Chicago...

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Two Cranes Go Boom Boom in the Gold Coast
Mar14

Two Cranes Go Boom Boom in the Gold Coast

Ten days ago, we confided in you our delight about seeing a pair of tower crane stubs planted in the ground of Fifield Companies‘ development in the Gold Coast, The Sinclair. We were assured by a McHugh Construction foreman to watch for both cranes to be fully assembled before last week was over. And sure enough,  Gold Coast Spy Joel sent the photo above into the Chicago Architecture tip line, proving the aforementioned foreman...

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The Sinclair Doubles Down On Building Upward
Mar04

The Sinclair Doubles Down On Building Upward

It was a busy day for work toys for McHugh Construction at The Sinclair.

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The Sinclair Lays Groundwork in the Gold Coast
Feb25

The Sinclair Lays Groundwork in the Gold Coast

Heavy machinery continues to batter the soil where the Gold Coast Jewel-Osco store once stood, making way for…the new Gold Coast Jewel-Osco, along with its attached 35-story tower, of course. The Sinclair will soon rise up from this very lot at 1201 North LaSalle Street. Fifield Companies is building a 390-unit apartment tower designed by friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz. If you’re a resident of the area,...

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Next Up at Next: Glass
Dec16

Next Up at Next: Glass

Another day, another Chicago construction project with pretty new windows. This time, it’s at Next Apartments (347 West Chestnut Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. And this is another shining example of why we love the CTA elevated trains; we noticed the glass first from the Chicago Avenue platform, and then from the Brown Line train as we sped past. And not just a window here and there. Oh no. Next has glass on all four...

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Jewel Roughed as Market Moves for Sinclair
Nov03

Jewel Roughed as Market Moves for Sinclair

It was just a few days ago we told you that demolition crews were poised to take a bite out of the former Jewel-Osco supermarket at 1200 North Clark Street.  Well, they’re certainly not wasting any time. Gold Coast Spy Joel hit the ol’ tip line with the photo above showing how quickly it’s possible to turn a grocery store into a cleanup on aisle infinity.  Those wide column-free spans aren’t just good for...

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Work Officially Underway on The Sinclair
Oct27

Work Officially Underway on The Sinclair

Word came in this morning that site prep work is underway at The Sinclair, the Gold Coast project that will replace the run down old Jewel-Osco at Clark and Division Streets with a shiny new Jewel-Osco plus a 35-story residential tower. We went by the site just a few nights ago and saw construction equipment snuggled up around the base of the neighboring residential block, bathed in the soothing glow of sodium light. Read more about...

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