Kenect Kenstruction Kentinues on Milwaukee Avenue
Feb19

Kenect Kenstruction Kentinues on Milwaukee Avenue

Work continues on the two-structure development at 500 North Milwaukee Avenue known as Kenect. The west building, a 14-story tower by Pappageorge Haymes Architects, has topped out, and the tower crane has come down, leaving just a very tall stump of support steel. Over on the east side of Green Street, the 4-story little brother tower (alos by Pappageorge Haymes) has been decked out in woodwork, surrounded by iron framing. In total,...

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Streeterville Hotel Proposal Fails to Score With SOAR, Neighbors
Dec09

Streeterville Hotel Proposal Fails to Score With SOAR, Neighbors

  Originally a bakery, then the offices of Playboy Enterprises, and later a museum, the building at 237 East Ontario Street is now slated to be demolished and developed into 24-story hotel. It’s  just another Chicago parcel changing with the times. Tishman Realty and Construction and the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) held a meeting last night at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which Tishamn just happens...

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500 North Milwaukee Surprises Again
Dec03

500 North Milwaukee Surprises Again

The last time we walked past Akara Partners‘ 500 North Milwaukee Avenue, we were greeted by new signage for Kenect Chicago. As you may well know, we like to see creative name changes here at The Blog, and replacing an address with a unique moniker always scores points in our book. It was for no particular reason that we found ourselves back in the Fulton River District again this week, and lo and behold, there was our other...

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