7 Days Until Spirepalooza: Chicago’s Biggest Building Event
May08

7 Days Until Spirepalooza: Chicago’s Biggest Building Event

Glasses are fogged, butts are perched on seat edges, and pearls are clutched in anticipation of Tuesday, May 15th. The that’s the day Chicago finds out what will become of the city’s infamous Chicago Spire site. Streeterville neighborhood group S.O.A.R. will host a meeting one week from today for real estate developer Related Midwest to unveil its plans for the space that was supposed to hold a 2,000-foot-tall skyscraper by now. What...

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We’ll Soon See Michigan Avenue’s Huge New Skyscraper
Apr09

We’ll Soon See Michigan Avenue’s Huge New Skyscraper

Remember a few months ago when Alderman Reilly knocked over a pot of beans about the new skyscraper coming to Michigan Avenue?  Back then, all we knew was that the planned building could be as much as 1,388 feet tall, making it the third-tallest in Chicago.  And at the time, we put together a graphic illustrating what a skyscraper that tall might look like rising out of the Tribune Tower’s parking lot: We also predicted that the...

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SOAR Gives Latest Streeterville Skyscraper a Big Thumb’s Up
Dec02

SOAR Gives Latest Streeterville Skyscraper a Big Thumb’s Up

This past summer, friends-of-the-blog Related Midwest made big waves in the Chicago skyscraper enthusiast community by promising to change the city’s skyline with its new project, 451 East Grand. Related hired a big-name New York architect, picked a primo spot right along the lakefront, and unveiled a design that is a serious departure from the brick-on-a-block tower-and-podium designs that are the norm in this midwest burg. So,...

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