Status Update: Hubbard Place
Aug14

Status Update: Hubbard Place

It’s been a while since we checked in on Hubbard Place (360 West Hubbard Street) in River North, and guess what… it’s pretty much done. People have been living in the building since October of last year, but as you can see from these pictures, there are still some finishing touches behind those orange barrels that have to be taken care of before the place won’t sound like a construction zone anymore. Hubbard...

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Status Update: Hubbard Place All Gussied Up
Nov25

Status Update: Hubbard Place All Gussied Up

The last time we checked in with Hubbard Place (360 East Hubbard Street), we took you on a hard-hat tour of the 43-story residential skyscraper from the concrete and exposed rebar of its bowels to its unfenestrated penthouse.  Now, as Hubbard Place approaches occupancy, you don’t have to imagine what it will look like when it’s done any longer. The public relations company for The Habitat Company sent over new photographs...

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Why Hubbard Place Looks The Way It Does
Sep18

Why Hubbard Place Looks The Way It Does

Last month we took you on a tour inside the skyscraper going up in River North known as Hubbard Place. Recently we sat down with John Lahey, C.E.O. of Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the Chicago architecture firm that designed the building to learn more about its planning. Editor: Hubbard Place is the southern bookend of this development, which has been slowly coming together since the 70’s. Kingsbury Plaza (520 North Kingsbury Street)...

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Inside The New Habitat on Hubbard
Aug18

Inside The New Habitat on Hubbard

If you go anywhere near River North lately, you can’t help but notice the neighborhood’s newest skyscraper, Hubbard Place (360 East Hubbard Street). Rising behind the Merchandise Mart and across the street from the East Bank Club, it commands attention as it plays off its older sister to the north, Kingsbury Plaza (520 North Kingsbury Street). On a recent sunny morning I had the chance to stop by Hubbard Place and get a...

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Status Update: Hubbard Place
Dec17

Status Update: Hubbard Place

The new residential tower going up across the street from the East Bank Club continues to grow, and it has a better name.  360 West Hubbard became the Habitat Tower, and now it’s officially Hubbard Place.  The building is really starting to take off, and you can see its northeast-facing curve, reminiscent of Kingsbury Plaza up the street at 520 North Kingsbury Street. A huge space at 351 West Hubbard will become the leasing...

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Status Update: Habitat Tower
Jul11

Status Update: Habitat Tower

The Habitat Tower (360 West Hubbard Street) is starting to rise in River North.  The tower portion is about 30 feet high, and it gives you a pretty good sense of how the building will fit into the neighborhood. It’s actually pushed toward the East Bank Club side of the plot, instead of up against Steve’s Deli, which should help keep things light and airy in the...

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Update: Habitat Tower
Apr09

Update: Habitat Tower

After a business lunch at Steve’s Deli on Hubbard Street recently, we shot a couple of pictures of the hole in the ground that will soon become The Habitat Tower (360 East Hubbard Street). Most of the caisson work appears to be done, and the crane’s up, so it’s on to the foundation and pretty soon we’ll see steel reaching into the sky for what is planned to be a 45-story apartment building. For lots of...

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A Hubbard Habitat

Last week we mentioned briefly that construction was going to begin on the Habitat Tower (360 West Hubbard Street) in the next few weeks.  That got us plenty of e-mail asking for more information about the building. In a nutshell: “For people who like Kingsbury Plaza, this is the sort of thing they will like.” Here some of the details we scraped together about it: Developer: The Habitat Company Address: 360 West Hubbard...

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