Follow-up: Roosevelt University’s New Skyscraper
Apr08

Follow-up: Roosevelt University’s New Skyscraper

Over the last three weeks or so, several readers have asked if the new Roosevelt University skyscraper (421 South Wabash Street)we wrote about is going to be LEED certified. Today I heard back from a PR person at Roosevelt, and yes the building is going for LEED certification.  I don’t know what level yet; she’s supposed to get back to me with specifics. You can read more about the new building here: More Details About the...

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More Details About the New Roosevelt University Skyscraper
Jan07

More Details About the New Roosevelt University Skyscraper

A meeting was held today to provide the public with more information about the new skyscraper that Roosevelt University is building in the Loop (421 South Wabash Street).  You can read more about the new Roosevelt University “vertical campus” building here. Nothing earth-shattering came out of the information session, but there was one thing that came up that we failed to notice before — the building is only shiny...

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Status Update: 930 North Rush

It’s hard to tell from this CrappyCameraPhone™ picture, but there’s a welder working on the steel beams that form the third floor of the new 930 North Rush Street.  The former Gino’s East location, shut down by the city’s health department years ago, is finally being replaced by something. It’s supposed to be upscale retail, of the sort that has fled the mallification of Michigan Avenue for the side...

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Status Update: The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Things are chugging along at the heart of North Michigan Avenue where the Ritz-Carlton Residences are going up.  The building in this photo is actually not part of the project.  It is being protected while the ritzy digs go up all around it. Garrett’s Popcorn, Starbucks, and the Terra Museum of American Art were all torn down to make way for the new high rise which will have just 33 homes in it.  Hanig’s Footwear had to...

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Children’s Hospital Gets Its Crane On

If you follow our Twitter tweet feed , then you got the alert on February 5th when the crane went up at the new Children’s Memorial Hospital on Chicago Avenue.  Now that it’s in place, construction is really starting to move along. Up to this point, virtually all of the construction work had been going on underground.  Now that the crane is in place, things are starting to spring up. As of this writing, just a couple of...

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