Hilton Finds a Way to Land Two New Hotels in The Loop
Oct07

Hilton Finds a Way to Land Two New Hotels in The Loop

After a feeding frenzy that lasted a few years, recently there has been a slight downtick in the ferocity of the development of new hotels in downtown Chicago.  It looks like developers are getting their second wind. 226 West Jackson Boulevard Hilton is the latest brand out of the gate with plans to put mints on pillows in The Loop.  It wants to plant two flags at 226 West Jackson Boulevard.  You may know it as the former...

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Another Historic Loop Office Building Goes Residential
Jan17

Another Historic Loop Office Building Goes Residential

Seven months after announcing that it wanted to sell its headquarters building, the City Colleges of Chicago has picked a buyer.  The 14-story office building at 226 West Jackson Boulevard will go to Zidan Management Group for $34.5 million.  It was one of 14 bids received for the mid-rise, designed by Frost and Granger, and completed in 1904. The Indianapolis apartment management company plans to add the building to its portfolio of...

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Ravinia’s Door to Naughtiness
Jun06

Ravinia’s Door to Naughtiness

We’ve been to the Ravinia section of Highland Park a number of times over the last ten years, mostly by train.  So the Ravinia Metra station (510 Roger Williams Avenue) is a familiar sight. Many people already know that the Frost and Granger-designed building from 1889 is the oldest Metra station on Metra’s northern lines.  Some might even know that it wasn’t always where it is now — it was move back from the...

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