Work to Resume at Stalled Michigan Avenue Hotel Conversion
May09

Work to Resume at Stalled Michigan Avenue Hotel Conversion

The transformation of the North Michigan Avenue corridor between the Chicago River and Millennium Park is about to get kicked up a notch.  Long-stalled work on the building at 168 North Michigan Avenue is expected to resume soon. A trio of dead permits have been reinstated allowing construction crews to fix the exterior terra cotta on the 12 (should be 16) story building.  Right now the building’s exterior is a pockmarked mess...

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Status Update: Nibbling Away at Chicago’s Loop Indigo
Feb24

Status Update: Nibbling Away at Chicago’s Loop Indigo

The former Atlantic Bank building at 168 North Michigan Avenue looks like it’s been gnawed on by angry terra cotta beavers. And unfortunately, that’s how it’s looked for over a year now. The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell recently assessed the progress of turning the former home to the Greek National Bank into Chicago’s next Hotel Indigo. What he found is a building with many nibbles taken out...

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Work Begins on Fourth New Loop Hotel in Three Blocks
Dec01

Work Begins on Fourth New Loop Hotel in Three Blocks

Work is underway on the new Hotel Indigo (168 North Michigan Avenue), the fourth hotel announced or under construction within a three-block strip of the northeast Loop. The world’s first Virgin Hotel has been under construction for some time at 208 North Wabash Avenue, just one block northwest of the future Hotel Indigo .  A little over a week ago, a Hilton Garden Inn hotel was announced for 66 East Wacker Place (nee East South...

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Empty Loop Bank to Go From Blue to Indigo
Jan16

Empty Loop Bank to Go From Blue to Indigo

  Pity the poor Atlantic Bank Building (168 North Michigan Avenue).  Even when it was full of people, it wasn’t much to look at.  Years of indifference kept it from being anything more than anonymous filler along the Michigan Avenue, and its constant state of disrepair made pedestrians more than happy to ignore it. When it opened in the small years of last century, it was an outstanding achievement.  Designed by legendary...

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