Streeterville Ready to Soar With New Player on East Illinois Street
Jun20

Streeterville Ready to Soar With New Player on East Illinois Street

The big chatter in Streeterville architectural circles over the weekend was the arrival of heavy equipment in the vacant lot at the corner of East Illinois Street and North Park Drive, across from the AMC Theaters.  It’s the first indication that work is getting ready to commence on the skyscraper currently known as 465 North Park Drive. Both Streeterville Spy Joel and Streeterville Spy F. hit our Tip Line with pictures of the...

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Streeterville Skyscraper Goes Supermodel: Taller, Thinner
Jul30

Streeterville Skyscraper Goes Supermodel: Taller, Thinner

The new residential tower planned for 465 North Park Drive in Streeterville has been revised. It is now slightly thinner than before, and 535 feet tall. Earlier versions of the plan made public had the building clinking just 513 feet tall. The 22-foot difference on the outside was caused by changes in the inside, where the number of three bedroom residences has been increased. Putting the previous Pappageorge Haymes rendering and the...

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Getting to Know… 465 North Park Drive
Jun22

Getting to Know… 465 North Park Drive

Way back in Episode Two of our Chicago Neverbuilt series, we told you about a lickable, curvalicious skyscraper once planned for 465 North Park Drive.  It was designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB on behalf of a great big east coast financial services company, which eventually decided not to build it. The vacant lot at 465 is once again in play, with yet another curvy skyscraper — this time from the pencils of Pappageorge Haymes. We are...

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