Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower
Feb18

Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower

Loop Spy Ryan rolled by the new residential tower going up on the corner of North State Street and East Chestnut Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB and developed by Newmark, it will reach 36 stories into the sky and hold 367 residences. It’s part of a two-part project for Loyola University at this location. The other is the neighboring Quinlan School of Business building, a...

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Status Update: The Quinlan School of Business
Sep26

Status Update: The Quinlan School of Business

These are heady days for Chicago’s crane enthusiasts.  Yellow and red lattices are swinging around the city’s airspace like mosquitoes at a northwoods cookout.  And one of those cranes is helping build Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business at 2 East Pearson Street. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell swung by recently and took these pictures of the progress.  The building, designed by...

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Status Update: 1 East Chestnut
Aug13

Status Update: 1 East Chestnut

  The new residential tower going up on the corner of State and Chestnut in Chicago’s Gold Coast is steadily climbing into the sky.  1 East Chestnut is part of a two-building development going up on Loyola land, but only half of it will officially serve the Loyola community. The residential skyscraper is being developed by Newmark, while the adjacent classroom building is being developed by the university.  While it would...

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Status Update: 1 East Chestnut plus Quinlan School of Business
Apr10

Status Update: 1 East Chestnut plus Quinlan School of Business

Even in a city as busily expanding as Chicago, it’s unusual to have two buildings going up at the same time on the same block.  But that’s what’s happening at Chestnut and State in the Gold Coast. That’s where Loyola University has two new buildings going up. One is an apartment building, the other a classroom building. Loyola hired Newmark to develop the residential tower at 1 East Chestnut Street.  It will...

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The Beans About the Gold Coast’s New Residential Tower and School Building
Feb17

The Beans About the Gold Coast’s New Residential Tower and School Building

Loyola University is talking more about its plans for the corner of State and Chestnut in the Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. We first told you about the proposal in December of 2012. Back then, it was little more than a location and half a rendering. Now we have the full details and it looks pretty good. While the property is owned by Loyola, and a single architecture firm, SCB, will design the project, the result will be...

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Can a Mini Police Station Fix a Notorious Near North Neighborhood?
Feb12

Can a Mini Police Station Fix a Notorious Near North Neighborhood?

One of downtown Chicago’s most notorious intersections may turn a corner next month. Chicago and State is a place where there always seems to be an inordinate number of people just hanging around at all times of the day and night.  It’s also been a focus for a series of wilding attacks in the summers of 2011 and 2012, and violent flash mob attacks in 2012. In the last two weeks there have been 30 crimes reported within 600...

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Chicago’s Seven Storefront Studios
Nov19

Chicago’s Seven Storefront Studios

The banners promise that Loyola University’s new $400,000 streetfront television studio in The Clare at Water Tower (55 East Pearson Street) will open in autumn 2009, but I think we can safely say that isn’t going to happen.  Especially considering that Loyola only got its permit to build the studio on October 2nd. Loyola’s will be the seventh streetfront studio in Chicago.  WGN radio was the modern pioneer with this...

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Status Update: The New Loyola University Building

It’s been a while since we checked in on this project.  We first told you about it back in January. Shortly thereafter a snow-covered Dunkin’ Donuts at 24 East Chicago Avenue and some less savory storefronts were turned into dust. Now the new building’s exterior looks pretty much done, and it’s hard to remember a time when this wasn’t a part of the Loyola University Law Center (25 East Pearson Street)....

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