New Streeterville Hotel Goes Green… Not That Kind of Green!
Sep28

New Streeterville Hotel Goes Green… Not That Kind of Green!

The major buzzword in real estate development for most of the last decade has been green, green, green.  “How green is your building?”  Is the constant question, with the preferred answer being “So green, it’s (LEED} Gold.” But the new EMC2 Hotel by SMASHotels going up 228 East Ontario Street isn’t just environmentally green.  As you can see in the photograph from Streeterville Spy Paul, it’s...

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Marriott Autograph Tops Out in Streeterville
Aug09

Marriott Autograph Tops Out in Streeterville

The latest hotel to wedge itself into a tiny downtown space appears to have topped out. Streeterville Spy Paul sent in the photo above, showing the future Marriott Autograph hotel, designed by Koo and Associates, at 228 East Ontario Street. The last time we checked in on this building, it had a full compliment of gear busily making hay while the sun was shining. Now the climbing forms for the elevator core are gone, though work...

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Awesome Bird’s Eye View of Streeterville’s Marriott Autograph Hotel
Jun28

Awesome Bird’s Eye View of Streeterville’s Marriott Autograph Hotel

Life is rough for pigeons.  Between shivering through a Chicago winter and dodging rats trying to gnaw your feet off, there’s not a lot good about being a bird in this city.  Except for the whole flying thing.  That’s awesome. And thanks to Streeterville Spy Paul we get to see what the pigeons see when they look down on the construction of the new Marriott Autograph Hotel at 228 East Ontario Street. When complete, it will...

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Another Sliver of a Hotel Slotting Into the Gold Coast
Dec02

Another Sliver of a Hotel Slotting Into the Gold Coast

We knew a new hotel was coming to the Gold Coast/Streeterville borderlands, but what was unveiled today wasn’t exactly what we were expecting.  We’d heard previously through a web site that solicits money from rich foreigners, especially Chinese, to invest in American real estate that a Marriott Autograph Chicago was planned for 224 East Ontario Street.  Now, according to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, it’s...

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