Loop Skyscraper Opens, Brings Coffee
Jun14

Loop Skyscraper Opens, Brings Coffee

If you didn’t already love Parkline Chicago for deleting a crappy parking garage from a vibrant corner of downtown, here’s another reason to love it: It’s getting a Starbucks. Parkine Chicago. (Photograph by Sean Henderson. Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak.) The condos atop the building at 60 East Randolph Street were delivered less than a month ago, and now the building’s owners have announced that the ubiquitous,...

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160 North Elizabeth Heads to Plan Commission
Mar01

160 North Elizabeth Heads to Plan Commission

The people behind a plan to put up a 27-story skyscraper at Randolph and Elizabeth in West Town are ready to make things happen.  Moceri+Roszak’s 160 North Elizabeth is scheduled to get an airing before the Chicago Plan Commission this month. Rendering of 160 North Elizabeth (Via Thomas Roszak Architecture) 160 was designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture, and features a large tower atop a podium.  The tower is divided...

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As Completion Approaches, Loop Residential Skyscraper Starts Leasing
Feb20

As Completion Approaches, Loop Residential Skyscraper Starts Leasing

The Loop’s newest residential tower is now leasing apartments.  Parkline Chicago sits at the corner of Randolph and Wabash, so close to public transit that you can see the sparks fly from the Brown Line trains. February, 2021 image of Parkline (Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak) Although construction isn’t due to wrap up until this spring, leasing has already begun for its 190 apartments.  The building will also have 24...

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Moceri+Roszak  Plans a New Residential Skyscraper on Chicago’s Restaurant Row
Nov16

Moceri+Roszak Plans a New Residential Skyscraper on Chicago’s Restaurant Row

The group that brought some pretty spiffy skyscrapers to The Loop in recent years is casting its sights westward.   Moceri+Roszak wants to build a 27-story residential tower on the southwest corner of West Randolph and North Elizabeth Streets in West Town. November 2020 diagram of 160 North Elizabeth You may remember Moceri+Roszak from such projects as LINEA at 215 West Lake, Parkline at 60 West Randolph, and 145 South Wells at 145...

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It’s Full Steam Ahead for 215 West Lake
May02

It’s Full Steam Ahead for 215 West Lake

After a bit of light demolition, some foundation work, a tower crane, and a few levels of core poured, construction crews have been given the green light to build the bulk of the new residential skyscraper being slotted in at 215 West Lake Street.  The permit came in a couple of days ago: Permit issued for new construction FULL BUILDING PHASE: ERECT 33 STORY (132 EFFICIENCY UNITS, 133 DWELLING UNITS) 152 PARKING SPACES. (FOUNDATION...

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215 West Lake Gets a Core Workout
Apr21

215 West Lake Gets a Core Workout

As one might expect from a construction site, things are happening at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop. Clark Construction is doing yeoman’s work turning the former site of one of Chicago’s ugliest parking garages into a new 33-story apartment tower. Designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture, 215 West Lake will include 265 dwelling units right in the heart of the city’s business district. Work started here shortly after...

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With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow
Feb10

With History Now History, 215 West Lake Looks Toward Tomorrow

We’ve made enough of an issue about the more-than-a-century-old building at 209 West Lake Street; it’s time to move on to what will take its place. On the 28th of January, 215 West Lake was permitted by the City of Chicago to begin foundation work. FOUNDATION THROUGH 4TH FLOOR SUPERSTRUCTURE AND UNDERGROUND PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL ONLY PERMIT… That was followed up with a tower crane permit on February 1st. PHASE 1...

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215 West Lake Garage Crumbles Ahead of Residential Tower
Dec02

215 West Lake Garage Crumbles Ahead of Residential Tower

What used to be a two-story parking garage at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop is in the process of being demolished, clearing the site for a new apartment tower, for now known simply, and unsurprisingly, as 215 West Lake. Details have been hard to come by for the new project by Chicago firm Thomas Roszak Architects, but expect a 33-story tower comprised of 260-some apartments. The prolific donut franchise formerly shoehorned into the...

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JeffJack Apartments Taking Shape As Newest West Loop Amenity-Heavy Residential Development
Oct16

JeffJack Apartments Taking Shape As Newest West Loop Amenity-Heavy Residential Development

You have to figure one of the best things about being an architect is seeing your vision become reality. What looked good on the rendering is even more striking once the concrete is poured and design elements begin to take shape. A great example is the new JeffJack Apartments at the corner of Jefferson and Jackson in the West Loop. The Thomas Roszak Architecture team offered the Chicago Architecture Blog a behind-the-scenes tour of...

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Status Update: JeffJack Building in the West Loop
May19

Status Update: JeffJack Building in the West Loop

A long time reader, and new tipster, sent in these great pictures of 601 West Jackson under construction in the West Loop. When we drove by a few weeks ago, nothing could be seen from the street because of the construction barriers. But since then the building has grown, and our tipster was able to provide an elevated view for us just before the concrete for the fourth floor. When complete, 601 West Jackson will offer 198 apartments...

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