The Loop’s Newest Residential Building Just About Buttoned Up
Jan25

The Loop’s Newest Residential Building Just About Buttoned Up

The corner of Lake and Wells is a hard place to photograph anything, especially buildings.  If the rattle and hum of the L junction above doesn’t drive you insane, everywhere you look there are steel girders, bundles of wires, and swarms of pigeons getting in your way. So leave it to Joe Zekas at YoChicago! to find a way to show the entirety of Thomas Roszak’s Linea building going up at 215 West Lake Street. He took the...

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Glazed and Enthused at The Loop’s New CNA Center
Jan23

Glazed and Enthused at The Loop’s New CNA Center

The signs around the building still read “151 North Franklin,” but nobody’s looking at those signs, anyway.  These days people are keeping a keen eye on the windows going in to the new CNA Center on the corner of Franklin and Randolph Streets in The Loop. Loop Spy Chris was the first to drip glazing photos into our tip line, as you can see above. And Joe Zekas from YoChicago! sent in the photo below, putting The John...

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Northwest Loop’s Newest Residential Tower Tops Out
Dec07

Northwest Loop’s Newest Residential Tower Tops Out

The corner of Lake and Wells Streets has been a hub of activity lately. Not only is it Chicago’s busiest rail junction, it’s also where two residential skyscrapers have gone up in recent years. The latest to rise is Linea, a 33-story edifice designed by Moceri+Roszak for Moceri+Roszak, and which recently topped out. When completed next year, it will have 265 homes in one of those most transit-friendly corners of the city....

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Another Chicago Skyscraper Gets a Female Name: Linea
Oct10

Another Chicago Skyscraper Gets a Female Name: Linea

There are lots of tall buildings in Chicago with men’s names: John. Willis. If you come from the north shore, Chase can be a man’s name. The number of female-named skyscrapers is smaller. Recently we picked up Mila at 200 North Michigan Avenue. And now we have a new one: Linea at 215 West Lake Street. You may remember Thomas Roszak’s 215 West Lake as the 33-story residential tower trying to fill the demand for homes...

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