8 East Huron Ready to Sign on the Dotted Line
Sep07

8 East Huron Ready to Sign on the Dotted Line

If you’re looking for luxury digs near Holy Name Cathedral, but don’t feel like spending $70 million to combine the top four floors of an unnamed hyper-lux skyscraper under construction nearby, CA Ventures has the building for you. You can now pre-live at 8 East Huron, the 26-story Valerio Dewalt Train Associates-designed building that recent went into pre-leasing mode on the corner of State and Huron in the city’s...

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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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8 East Huron in at the Ground Floor
Aug31

8 East Huron in at the Ground Floor

The latest high-rise to loom over Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago’s Gold Coast is getting its foundation these days. 8 East Huron is a Valerio Dewalt Train Associates design for CA Ventures and Harlem Irving Companies. When complete, it will be 26 stories tall, with 102 apartments, 2,700 square feet of retail space, and 31 parking spaces even though it’s, quite literally, on top of the CTA Red Line. But then again...

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Residences Rising at 8 East Huron
Jun27

Residences Rising at 8 East Huron

This past winter we were the first to tell you that a new residential tower was coming to 8 East Huron Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast.  And now it’s officially under construction. Eight East Huron is a project by CA Ventures, designed by Valero Dewalt Train Associates (the “build or die” people). It should max out around 300 feet (290 to the roof + mechanical), which is pretty good considering the tiny...

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8 East Huron is About to Become a Thing
May24

8 East Huron is About to Become a Thing

Early this year we told you about a pair of vintage Chicago walk-ups that were about to bite the dust.  The dust has since been bitten and 8 East Huron is ready to rise in their place. 8 East Huron is at the corner of State and Huron, a block south of Holy Name Cathedral.  It is a 26-story residential block replacing a pair of buildings erected in 1889.  And it just got a crisp new building permit from the city of Chicago: NEW...

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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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New Skyscraper Coming to State and Huron Any Minute Now
Feb14

New Skyscraper Coming to State and Huron Any Minute Now

There’s been a lot of talk over the years about “maximizing the value” of the corner of North State Street and East Huron Street.  After all, it’s in the middle of downtown Chicago, right on State Street, just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, Chicago Avenue, the CTA Red Line subway, and more conveniences than most people have fingers and toes to count them on. But until now, nothing’s really come...

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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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The Cubist Godfrey Hotel Provides A Modern Lodging For River North Guests
Nov21

The Cubist Godfrey Hotel Provides A Modern Lodging For River North Guests

Look across the Chicago skyline and you often see century-old buildings sitting side-by-side with new structures. Architecturally, they couldn’t look farther apart. But that’s what makes the cityscape here so interesting. Every era and popular design leaves its mark. The Godfrey Hotel Chicago at 127 West Huron Street is a good example. The hotel, which opened in early 2014, exhibits a modern, cubist style. It was one of the newer...

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