Turning a West Loop Alley Into a Park
Oct17

Turning a West Loop Alley Into a Park

Unless you lived at the Randolph Place Lofts (165 North Canal Street), you probably didn’t have a need to use the strange, hanging alley that arced across the vacant space in the 100 block between Lake and Randolph Streets.  Aside from moving trucks engorging themselves, and trainspotters leering at the silver streaks below, it was a quiet place. But all that’s changed now that 150 North Riverside is under construction,...

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Briefly: New Towers, Restaurants For Chicago and Burbs
Jan11

Briefly: New Towers, Restaurants For Chicago and Burbs

The on-again off-again plans for 400 West Randolph are on once again.  The Chicago Sun-Times reports that John O’Donnell has bought the patch of land between the Randolph Place Lofts (165 North Canal Street) and the Chicago River.  He wants to put up a 40-50 story office tower, which will have to partially hang over the Amtrak tracks that connect Union Station with Milwaukee, Saint Paul, and the West Coast. The architect for the...

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