The Story Behind 150 North Riverside, the West Loop’s Newest Skyscraper [u]
Jan13

The Story Behind 150 North Riverside, the West Loop’s Newest Skyscraper [u]

Most of the i’s are dotted, and many of the t’s are crossed, and by this time next year, we should see a shiny new skyscraper and lush new park rising along the banks of the Chicago River in the West Loop. The building is 150 North Riverside, designed by friends of the blog, Goettsch Partners, and being developed by O’Donnell Investments.  It will rise 53 stories on a chunk of land that has been mostly railroad tracks for...

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Shoptalk: Change at the Top of Goettsch Partners
Jan18

Shoptalk: Change at the Top of Goettsch Partners

There’s been a change at the top of Chicago architecture firm (and friends of the blog), Goettsch Partners. James Goettsch, formerly president of Goettsch Partners is now the Chairman and C.E.O.  Taking his place in the presidential chair is James Zheng, originally from China who joined the company 18 years ago. You may remember we did a two-part profile of the heritage architecture firm located on the top floor of the former...

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Briefly: New Towers, Restaurants For Chicago and Burbs
Jan11

Briefly: New Towers, Restaurants For Chicago and Burbs

The on-again off-again plans for 400 West Randolph are on once again.  The Chicago Sun-Times reports that John O’Donnell has bought the patch of land between the Randolph Place Lofts (165 North Canal Street) and the Chicago River.  He wants to put up a 40-50 story office tower, which will have to partially hang over the Amtrak tracks that connect Union Station with Milwaukee, Saint Paul, and the West Coast. The architect for the...

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