Status Update: Project Second Century
Apr04

Status Update: Project Second Century

Project Second Century, the classroom/office/daycare/etc… building being erected behind Fourth Presbyterian Church ( North Michigan Avenue) is really coming together.  We swung by the Gensler-designed project the other day to see how things are going, and they’ve progressed nicely since our last visit. You may remember this was originally going to be a 64-story tower, but the local NIMBY group had it killed.   You can read...

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Status Update: Steel’s Up at Fourth Presbyterian

Steel is going up on the plot of land behind Fourth Presbyterian Church that used to be a concatenation of building additions.   Those additions were torn down earlier this year to make way for a five-story office and classroom building that’s part of Project Second Century.  The five-story project by Gensler replaces a 71-story skyscraper proposal that was shot down by local NIMBYs, who also happen to live in skyscrapers...

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Fourth Demolition and Building Update

It looks like demolition work is pretty much done behind Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 East Chestnut Street), across the street from the John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue). The church is knocking down a bunch of auxiliary buildings in a project called Project Second Century in order to build new, larger, more modern facilities to serve the parish and the local community.  Fourth Presbyterian has earned a lot of respect...

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