Loop Plot Zoned For a 600-Foot Tower Getting a 140-foot Hotel
Jun02

Loop Plot Zoned For a 600-Foot Tower Getting a 140-foot Hotel

There was a time when we’d sit in the Starbucks in the Hotel Allegro, write stories about architecture, and gaze through the rain wondering what might become of the surface parking lot next to the wonderful Randolph Tower (188 West Randolph Street). 180 West Randolph Street The wondering is now over, as 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly has told his constituents that the West Loop’s Convexity Properties wants to put up a...

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Another Vintage Loop Office Building Going Residential
Jun06

Another Vintage Loop Office Building Going Residential

In an accelerating trend, another vintage Loop office building is going to briefcases to breakfast nooks. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that The Hartman Building at 30 East Adams Street, designed by Alfred S. Alschuler, has been sold and is going to be converted by Cedar Street Companies.  You may remember Cedar Street from such adaptive reuses as the Wilson Avenue Theater in Uptown, and the Bush Temple of Music in Near...

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Your OHC Photos: Randolph Tower
Oct21

Your OHC Photos: Randolph Tower

  Loop Spy James was among the throngs of people who tromped through the Randolph Tower (188 West Randolph Street) during Open House Chicago this past weekend.  He sent in these photographs from the 24th floor combination lounge and fitness center. Artificial turf with an artificial sheep on it somehow just fits in with the giant chess set and the rest of the very inspiring decor in the common areas of the Randolph Tower....

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