River North Building Appeals to Bulldogs, Comfy Footwear
Oct23

River North Building Appeals to Bulldogs, Comfy Footwear

Do you like bulldogs?  How about comfortable shoes?  If these sound like your kind of things, then you’ll be happy to know that progress is being made on the new residential block called The Ardus at 676 North LaSalle Street. The Ardus is a project by Cedar Street and the Harlem Irving Companies.  It will bring another 149 new apartments to River North, on the corner of LaSalle Street and Huron.  As you can see in the photograph...

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Controversial Maryville Project Gets Greenlight Paperwork
Feb20

Controversial Maryville Project Gets Greenlight Paperwork

Chicago’s newest luxury lakefront high-rise is about to take off at the corner of Montrose and Clarendon.  It’s best known as the Maryville Project, which is replacing the demolished Columbus-Maryville children’s shelter that was originally erected as Cuneo Hospital in 1957.  Friday the City of Chicago issued the first construction permits for the huge breeze-blocking tower that’s using the address 811 West...

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8 East Huron in at the Ground Floor
Aug31

8 East Huron in at the Ground Floor

The latest high-rise to loom over Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago’s Gold Coast is getting its foundation these days. 8 East Huron is a Valerio Dewalt Train Associates design for CA Ventures and Harlem Irving Companies. When complete, it will be 26 stories tall, with 102 apartments, 2,700 square feet of retail space, and 31 parking spaces even though it’s, quite literally, on top of the CTA Red Line. But then again...

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Will Saint Boniface be Erased?
Apr05

Will Saint Boniface be Erased?

All around Chicago, abandoned churches are being repurposed into new apartment and condo buildings.  It’s not an ideal situation to those wistful for the days when a neighborhood church held the community together, but when put in “green” terms, the most environmentally-friendly structure is one that’s already built. But that kind of adaptive reuse may not be in the offing for Saint Boniface (1358 West Chestnut...

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