Status Update: Homewood-Hampton Taking Shape in West Loop
Jul09

Status Update: Homewood-Hampton Taking Shape in West Loop

When Gotham City found itself in trouble, it’d illuminate the Bat Signal, alerting Batman all was not well with the world. Here at The Chicago Architecture Blog, we look to the sky for signs of construction, not trouble. In our city, we have Progress, with a capital P, which rhymes with C, and that stands for Construction. And nothing points the way to an exciting construction project like a big honking crane stretching for the...

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New Streeterville Skyscraper to Scrape Sky, Fix Park [updated]
Jun10

New Streeterville Skyscraper to Scrape Sky, Fix Park [updated]

Like a good neighbor, the new Loews Chicago Hotel played host to the Streeterville community Tuesday evening to introduce the potential new kid on the block, Jupiter Realty Company’s 465 North Park Drive. Alderman Brendon Reilly (42nd) let the public in on the updated plan for the site (Not this one – those are the old plans), a 513-foot, 45-story tower at the corner of North Park Drive and East Illinois Street. The vision...

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Hotel Sandwich Proposed for the West Loop
May13

Hotel Sandwich Proposed for the West Loop

For a simple parking lot, the space at 108 North Jefferson Street goes through more mood swings than Robin Williams on a Starbucks jag. When we first met the property, it was going to be the home of a shiny new condo block. When the market tanked, gears shifted and it was pegged as an apartment building. As the recession dragged on, it was re-imagined as a modest office tower. And now it has finally made the transition to the newly...

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