Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower
Feb18

Status Update: Chestnut’s Boasting a Brand New Tower

Loop Spy Ryan rolled by the new residential tower going up on the corner of North State Street and East Chestnut Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB and developed by Newmark, it will reach 36 stories into the sky and hold 367 residences. It’s part of a two-part project for Loyola University at this location. The other is the neighboring Quinlan School of Business building, a...

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Status Update: The Quinlan School of Business
Sep26

Status Update: The Quinlan School of Business

These are heady days for Chicago’s crane enthusiasts.  Yellow and red lattices are swinging around the city’s airspace like mosquitoes at a northwoods cookout.  And one of those cranes is helping build Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business at 2 East Pearson Street. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell swung by recently and took these pictures of the progress.  The building, designed by...

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Status Update: 1 East Chestnut plus Quinlan School of Business
Apr10

Status Update: 1 East Chestnut plus Quinlan School of Business

Even in a city as busily expanding as Chicago, it’s unusual to have two buildings going up at the same time on the same block.  But that’s what’s happening at Chestnut and State in the Gold Coast. That’s where Loyola University has two new buildings going up. One is an apartment building, the other a classroom building. Loyola hired Newmark to develop the residential tower at 1 East Chestnut Street.  It will...

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Two Loyola-Backed Buildings One Nod Closer to Construction
Mar26

Two Loyola-Backed Buildings One Nod Closer to Construction

It looks like Loyola University’s big new project for the Gold Coast will make the transition from paper to real life.  The Chicago Plan Commission has given its blessing to a 36-story apartment tower and a 10-story classroom building to be built along North State Street between East Chestnut Street and East Pearson Street.  The project still needs full city council approval, but that’s pretty much a rubber stamp process...

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The Beans About the Gold Coast’s New Residential Tower and School Building
Feb17

The Beans About the Gold Coast’s New Residential Tower and School Building

Loyola University is talking more about its plans for the corner of State and Chestnut in the Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. We first told you about the proposal in December of 2012. Back then, it was little more than a location and half a rendering. Now we have the full details and it looks pretty good. While the property is owned by Loyola, and a single architecture firm, SCB, will design the project, the result will be...

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