465 North Park Looks Just Lobely
Jul31

465 North Park Looks Just Lobely

It hasn’t been that long, but it’s already time for another update on the construction of 465 North Park. In our last update, we were just starting to be able to see that this isn’t going to be yet another collection of rectangles glued together (apologies to its neighbor, the North Water Apartments/Loews Hotel Tower).  No, thanks to Pappageorge Haymes‘ multi-lobed design, 465 has more curves than a Vegas...

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465 North Park Starting to Show Her Curves
Jul05

465 North Park Starting to Show Her Curves

There is a point in the construction of every skyscraper where it goes from amorphous chaos of dirt and rebar and transforms into something resembling its future self.  Like when a tadpole sprouts legs and starts to look more like a frog than a ‘wog.  Or when your 12-year-old daughter puts on her first formal dress, and as a father you’re both bursting with pride, and horrified at what might come next. That cotillion...

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465 North Park Bringing a Variety of Homes to Streeterville
Jan17

465 North Park Bringing a Variety of Homes to Streeterville

A formerly vacant lot in the heart of Streeterville is well and truly on its way to becoming the home of a tall, proud, residential skyscraper. Professional levitator, Joe Zekas of YoChicago! send us this photograph looking directly downward on the Illinois Street construction site for 465 North Park Drive. When complete, the tower — designed by Pappageorge Haymes for Jupiter Realty, MetLife, and Allstate — will climb 48 stories into...

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Pappageorge Haymes’ 465 North Park Breaks Ground in Streeterville
Sep21

Pappageorge Haymes’ 465 North Park Breaks Ground in Streeterville

If you’ve ever wished for a flower-shaped skyscraper to be planted in the heart of Chicago, you finally got your wish.  That’s because yesterday people from Jupiter Realty, MetLife, and Allstate put hardhats on, picked up ceremonial shovels, and officially started the skyscraper currently known as 465 North Park. The skyscraper designed by Pappageorge Haymes will rise directly across from the AMC Theaters on East Illinois...

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Groundbreaking Set for Streeterville’s Next Skyscraper
Sep15

Groundbreaking Set for Streeterville’s Next Skyscraper

The next skyscraper to take its place in the forest of towers that make up Streeterville has an official groundbreaking date.  It’s next Tuesday, September 20th. 465 North Park is being developed by MetLife, Allstate, and Jupiter Realty Company; and designed by Pappageorge Haymes.  Its owners promise it will be “the most luxurious rental apartment community in Chicago.” When completed in the first half of 2018, it...

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Streeterville Ready to Soar With New Player on East Illinois Street
Jun20

Streeterville Ready to Soar With New Player on East Illinois Street

The big chatter in Streeterville architectural circles over the weekend was the arrival of heavy equipment in the vacant lot at the corner of East Illinois Street and North Park Drive, across from the AMC Theaters.  It’s the first indication that work is getting ready to commence on the skyscraper currently known as 465 North Park Drive. Both Streeterville Spy Joel and Streeterville Spy F. hit our Tip Line with pictures of the...

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Getting to Know… 465 North Park Drive
Jun22

Getting to Know… 465 North Park Drive

Way back in Episode Two of our Chicago Neverbuilt series, we told you about a lickable, curvalicious skyscraper once planned for 465 North Park Drive.  It was designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB on behalf of a great big east coast financial services company, which eventually decided not to build it. The vacant lot at 465 is once again in play, with yet another curvy skyscraper — this time from the pencils of Pappageorge Haymes. We are...

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