South Loop’s Newest Residential Building Now Under Construction
Sep28

South Loop’s Newest Residential Building Now Under Construction

It’s not a massive starchitect statement on Grant Park, or even a more modest 48-story swank skyscraper on Michigan Avenue.  But it does have one advantage over those larger South Loop projects — This one is actually under construction. Construction of a new residential building called South Wells Place at 837 South Wells Street is now underway, and South Loop Spy James sent in pictures of the construction.  When completed it...

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West Town NIMBYs Get a New Target To Sink Their Teeth Into
Jul28

West Town NIMBYs Get a New Target To Sink Their Teeth Into

There’s something about a West Loop NIMBY.  They’re not like the ones in other parts of the city.  They lack the sophistication of a Gold Coast NIMBY, the experience of a Streeterville NIMBY, and the disorganization of a South Loop NIMBY.  But what they lack in those areas they make up for in ferociousness, hyperbole, drama, and batshit foaming-at-the-mouth devotion to their cause. Speaking favorably about a new building...

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