Hotel That Made Neighbors Red Gets Green Light From City
Mar14

Hotel That Made Neighbors Red Gets Green Light From City

The controversial hotel that New York developer Tishman Realty wants to shoehorn into Streeterville has been given its first permits from the City of Chicago. FOUNDATION ONLY FOR A PROPOSED 18 STORY 336 KEY HOTEL TO INCLUDE BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR SLAB AS PER PLANS. The new limited service Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, replaces the old Museum of Contemporary Art building at 237 East Ontario Street.  The...

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Controversial Streeterville Hotel Bypassing City Hall, Moving Forward
Dec02

Controversial Streeterville Hotel Bypassing City Hall, Moving Forward

There are lots of construction projects proposed around Chicago, and lots of them are opposed by neighborhood groups for one reason or another.  But never before have we seen a building so hated that it actually spawned its own anti-building web site. Tishman Realty is trying to replace the old Museum of Contemporary Art building at 237 East Ontario Street with a limited service hotel.  The big bone of contention with neighbors has...

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A Better Look at State Street’s Newest Retail Building
Oct10

A Better Look at State Street’s Newest Retail Building

A few days ago Tishman Realty announced that it had signed Champs Sports as the anchor tenant for the renovated building at 100 South State Street. In a previous life, 100 South State was the Amalgamated Bank Building – a dark glass cube that sat lurking on the southwest corner of State and Monroe. It was bad enough that the building got hardly any sunshine because of its towering neighbors, the Palmer House Hilton, The Citadel...

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Proposed Streeterville Hotel Gets a Haircut
Mar08

Proposed Streeterville Hotel Gets a Haircut

The hotel proposed for 237 East Ontario Street in Streeterville has always been described as a “limited service” hotel. Now that hotel’s height is getting a little limiting. According to neighborhood group SOAR, the Tishman Realty building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train has been reduced from 24 stories to 22 stories.  The overall height has come down from 262 feet to 250 feet. The reduction in floors may mean fewer...

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Time to Firehose Streeterville’s Proposed Limited Service Hotel
Dec14

Time to Firehose Streeterville’s Proposed Limited Service Hotel

Developers love Chicago’s hotel market.  And they love Streeterville.  So it’s no surprise that Tishman Realty is trying to pair hotel peanut butter with Streeterville chocolate and come up with two great tastes that taste great to investors. The plans for the temporarily-named “237 East Ontario Street Limited Service Hotel” were laid out for the public to see a few days ago, as detailed by the Chicago...

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