150 North Riverside Approved, Now Let’s Move Some Dirt!
Dec20

150 North Riverside Approved, Now Let’s Move Some Dirt!

  Set your watch for July, 2014.  That’s when O’Donnell Investments and U.S. Equities plan to break ground on 150 North Riverside, now that Chicago’s city council has given final approval for the new 53-story, 747-foot-tall skyscraper and public park to be built on the edge of the Chicago River in the West Loop. The people over at O’Donnell are so excited, they sent out the following press release:  ...

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Another Hurdle Cleared for West Loop’s Newest Riverside Skyscraper
Nov21

Another Hurdle Cleared for West Loop’s Newest Riverside Skyscraper

The West Loop is getting yet another skyscraper.  Chicago’s Plan Commission has given the green light to 150 North Riverside, the precarious-looking tower that will be wedged between the Amtrak tracks leading into Union Station.  All that’s left now is city council approval, which is traditionally a rubber stamp affair. The tower is designed by friends-of-the-blog, Goettsch Partners, and developed by John O’Donnell and...

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Grand Plans for “Millennium Park Lite” Come With West Loop Office Tower
Aug01

Grand Plans for “Millennium Park Lite” Come With West Loop Office Tower

For the first time, the developers, architects, and lawyers behind the plan to turn a piece of industrial land on the Chicago River into a public park and unusually shaped office building have talked publicly about their plan. Developer John O’Donnell and U.S. Equities want to build a 53-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper in the space between Randolph Place (165 North Canal Street) and the Chicago River. Currently, it is a...

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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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