Weed Street Residential Tower Back With New Design And A Little Buddy
Jul31

Weed Street Residential Tower Back With New Design And A Little Buddy

Plans for another residential tower in the North/Clybourn district are back in play, and bigger than before. We last showed you plans for the 901 West Weed Street project back in 2015, when it was designed by RTKL.  The new tower designed for CRM Properties by SCB is taller and slimmer than before.   The new application for fabrication in this location has the implication of reduced obfuscation.  While current design is 126 feet...

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North/Clybourn Area Getting Another Residential Tower
Sep30

North/Clybourn Area Getting Another Residential Tower

While some parts of Chicago are adding residential towers which attract retailers to serve them, over the last decade the North/Clybourn area has done the opposite — experienced explosive retail growth that’s attracted residential projects.  We can now add another one to the list. 901 Weed Street is proposed to be a 29-story, 407-unit residential building with ground floor retail and restaurant space.  It’s situated across...

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Chicago’s Iconic Aqua Tower Gets A Doppleganger In Texas
Sep30

Chicago’s Iconic Aqua Tower Gets A Doppleganger In Texas

For a supposed “second” city, an awful lot of places want to be like Chicago. In the past on this blog, we’ve shown you the second-hand American clothing store in Tokyo called “Chicago.” We’ve taken you inside the Chinese restaurant chain “Dan Ryan’s Chicago Steakhouse.” And let’s not forget the dunderheaded boasting of New Yorkers who claim that their city invented the...

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Chicago Architects Build To Fight Hunger
Sep18

Chicago Architects Build To Fight Hunger

Typically, creativity in architecture and design comes to life using construction materials like metal, wood and concrete. Over in the lobby of the Merchandise Mart, 20 teams of creative folks used a less traditional medium: canned goods. Now in its seventh year, CANstruction Chicago is remarkable for the sheer imagination used in the design and construction. Look at the sculptures for a few minutes and you completely forget it’s just...

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