110 West Huron Now Home2 a New Hotel
May13

110 West Huron Now Home2 a New Hotel

If you left your car in the parking lot at 110 West Huron 14 months ago, don’t bother looking for it. There’s a hotel there now. The mouthful Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North was completed early this year at 110, moving another downtown Chicago surface parking lot into the trash bin of our minds. Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North (Courtesy of Mortenson) The owner and lead developer of this project was...

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University of Chicago’s Gang-Designed Dorm Tops Out
Sep29

University of Chicago’s Gang-Designed Dorm Tops Out

From NEIU to Northwestern to the University of Chicago, local colleges are getting on board with the trend in academia to embrace leading-edge architecture.  The University of Chicago was one of the Chicagoland pioneers in this arena with Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library, and the West Campus Combined Utility Plant before that. Another starchitect is putting her mark on the U.C. campus.  Jeanne Gang’s North Residential Hall...

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SAIC Turning Two Michigan Avenue Buildings Into One
Aug05

SAIC Turning Two Michigan Avenue Buildings Into One

As more and more college students flood downtown Chicago, its colleges and other places of higher learning are increasingly looking up.  Most recently—and most notably—Roosevelt University opened its angular vertical campus at 435 South Wabash Avenue.  Also, Columbia College has any number of vertically-oriented buildings, as does DePaul University. Now the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is joining two of its high-rise...

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