No. 9 Walton Getting Yet Another Height Boost — And More
Aug21

No. 9 Walton Getting Yet Another Height Boost — And More

It might be time for the construction barriers surrounding No.9 Walton (9 West Walton Street) to be re-painted with the slogan “Here we grow again!” For the third time since it was first approved by the city, the skyscraper is going to get taller. Back in 2006, when toner first fused to paper on this project, it was going to be a respectable addition to the corner of State and Walton, joining its little sister Walton on...

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No. 9 Walton Peeks Out, Says “Hai, Guyz!”
Feb22

No. 9 Walton Peeks Out, Says “Hai, Guyz!”

The recent warm weather reminds us that pretty soon everything from tulips to turtles across Chicago will soon be peeking out of their winter hibernation and stretching toward the sun. Not waiting for an invitation is No. 9 Walton, the über-swish condo block that will soon function as Astor Street-in-the-sky.  Joe Zekas from YoChicago! sent in these photos of ol’ 9 peeking out from behind the 39-story Walton on the Park. Number...

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A Whiff of Construction No. 9
Sep01

A Whiff of Construction No. 9

It’s Thursday, and time to check in again with the progress being made at No. 9 Walton, the building that Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture designed for JDL Development at 9 West Walton Street. The Gold Coast tower is quietly rising next to its sister property and block-mate, Walton on the Park at 2 West Delaware Place. Though “quietly” may not be the word you would use if you live nearby, like Gold Coast Spy Tim who...

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No. 9 Walton Strives to be a Ten
Aug24

No. 9 Walton Strives to be a Ten

Just a couple of days ago we told you that the hyper-lux condo pile going up at 9 West Walton Street was given permission to climb an extra two stories. Now Gold Coast Spy Brian has deposited a photo in our tip line showing how far the building is progressing. Right now it looks like it’s about even with the amenities deck at 10 East Delaware, across the street. That would put it right about six stories tall. Only 31 more to go!...

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9 West Walton Will Get To Reach New Heights
Aug19

9 West Walton Will Get To Reach New Heights

The ultra-luxe condominium building going up at 9 West Walton Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast will be able to continue going up, a little farther than originally planned. Back in June, we were the first to tell you that No. 9 Walton developer JDL Development petitioned the city for permission to add another two stories on to the already-under-construction skyscraper.  The result will be a 37-story building 456 feet tall, up from...

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Gold Coast Tower Already Under Construction Asks to Grow Taller — Again
Jun24

Gold Coast Tower Already Under Construction Asks to Grow Taller — Again

  It’s not unheard of for the developer of a Chicago skyscraper to ask the city for permission to build a little taller after the plans have already been filed and approved.  It is unusual, however, for a developer to ask for more height after the building is already substantially under construction. That’s what’s happening over at No. 9 Walton, where JDL Development wants to add an additional two stories to its...

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No. 9 Walton Digs Deep. Really Deep.
Mar02

No. 9 Walton Digs Deep. Really Deep.

No. 9 Walton, the Hartshorne Plunkard Architects-designed luxury condo tower JDL Development is constructing at 9 West Walton Street in the Gold Coast, is in the midst of a serious excavation undertaking, and we have the scoop. Actually, Lend Lease and Lindahl Brothers have the scoop. And they’re putting it to good use. We stopped by to check out progress on the 35-story, 67-condo tower, and found crews pulling truckloads of...

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No. 9 Walton Begins Moving Earth to Create Heaven
Sep28

No. 9 Walton Begins Moving Earth to Create Heaven

Everyone loves skyscrapers. Everyone loves fancy homes. Put the two together, and what do you have? The kind of residence most of us dream of building for ourselves, if we had the means. Which is exactly what developer James Letchinger, of JDL Development, is doing at 9 West Walton Street in the Gold Coast. He’s constructing a tower so magnificent, he plans on living there himself. No. 9 Walton will be a 35-story tower featuring...

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Walton No. 9 Ready For Launch
Jul28

Walton No. 9 Ready For Launch

Well, that was fast. The luxury condominium tower planned for 9 West Walton Street has gone from rumor to building permit in just five months, which must be some kind of record.  That’s even faster than River Point, which had the personal backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  That’s faster than Wolf Point West, which cruised to reality on half-century-old zoning. The city of Chicago churned out the first permits a few days ago:...

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Walton No. 9 Is Alive
Jul06

Walton No. 9 Is Alive

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh diesel smoke in the morning.  Especially when that smell comes from a big yellow digger freshly delivered to the site of a future skyscraper. Gold Coast Spy Brian pinged our TIP LINE with the photograph above.  He snapped it this morning at the site of what will eventually become No. 9 Walton (9 West Walton Street).  At 35 stories and just over 400 feet tall, it’s not going to be the...

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