Streeterville’s Hotel EMC2 Looks Like a Tower of Tetris
Feb14

Streeterville’s Hotel EMC2 Looks Like a Tower of Tetris

The last time we checked in on SMASHotels‘ EMC2 rising at 228 East Ontario Street, it was covered in an unflattering green.  The good news is that it’s since been buttoned up in a nice, tasteful facade of grey.  50 shades of them. Streeterville Spy Paul bellhopped our tip line with new photos of the building, and it appears that most of the exterior work is done.  Through the big square windows you can see construction...

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New Streeterville Hotel Goes Green… Not That Kind of Green!
Sep28

New Streeterville Hotel Goes Green… Not That Kind of Green!

The major buzzword in real estate development for most of the last decade has been green, green, green.  “How green is your building?”  Is the constant question, with the preferred answer being “So green, it’s (LEED} Gold.” But the new EMC2 Hotel by SMASHotels going up 228 East Ontario Street isn’t just environmentally green.  As you can see in the photograph from Streeterville Spy Paul, it’s...

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Marriott Autograph Tops Out in Streeterville
Aug09

Marriott Autograph Tops Out in Streeterville

The latest hotel to wedge itself into a tiny downtown space appears to have topped out. Streeterville Spy Paul sent in the photo above, showing the future Marriott Autograph hotel, designed by Koo and Associates, at 228 East Ontario Street. The last time we checked in on this building, it had a full compliment of gear busily making hay while the sun was shining. Now the climbing forms for the elevator core are gone, though work...

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Awesome Bird’s Eye View of Streeterville’s Marriott Autograph Hotel
Jun28

Awesome Bird’s Eye View of Streeterville’s Marriott Autograph Hotel

Life is rough for pigeons.  Between shivering through a Chicago winter and dodging rats trying to gnaw your feet off, there’s not a lot good about being a bird in this city.  Except for the whole flying thing.  That’s awesome. And thanks to Streeterville Spy Paul we get to see what the pigeons see when they look down on the construction of the new Marriott Autograph Hotel at 228 East Ontario Street. When complete, it will...

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