Enormous South Loop Project Gets Pro Forma Pushback From City
Mar28

Enormous South Loop Project Gets Pro Forma Pushback From City

On the surface, real estate development looks like a runaway rocket sled to the moon.  In reality, it’s more like an awkward fifth-grade dance, with a lot of to-ing and fro-ing, and people in uncomfortable shoes sweating through their shirts while praying they don’t fall down in public. January 2021 diagram of One Central (via City of Chicago) Such is the situation at One Central, the nine-skyscrapered mega...

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Nine New Skyscrapers, Transit Hub Planned for Chicago’s South Loop
Jan24

Nine New Skyscrapers, Transit Hub Planned for Chicago’s South Loop

Revised plans for the One Central megadevelopment will be discussed with the public for the first time Monday night (January 25th). It’s a huge plan. Nearly $4 billion just for Phase One. If built as presented, it would radically alter Chicago’s downtown skyline, especially when viewed from Lake Michigan and Indiana. January 2021 diagram of One Central (via City of Chicago) If you want to participate in the public...

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New Architect, New Look Expected for One Central
Jan06

New Architect, New Look Expected for One Central

When the Chicago Department of Planning and Development announced a public meeting to go over the plans for One Central, it conspicuously didn’t use the 2019 rendering of the project in its announcement. Now we know why. March 2019 rendering of One Central from Perkins+Will. (via Landmark Development) The rendering was based on a the brainwaves of Perkins+Will. But word on the street is that Perkins+Will is no longer involved in...

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Ten New Skyscrapers Proposed For Chicago’s South Loop
Mar13

Ten New Skyscrapers Proposed For Chicago’s South Loop

Two weeks ago we told you that there were once again plans to deck over the Metra railroad tracks that carve through the east side of the South Loop and put up a new neighborhood. Now we know it will be called One Central, and we know it will be huge. March 2019 rendering of One Central (via Landmark Development) Landmark Development unveiled its proposal at a public meeting tonight. It will rival The 78, Lincoln Yards, 700 At The...

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