Building’s Up, Crane’s Down at Alta Grand Central
Jul15

Building’s Up, Crane’s Down at Alta Grand Central

If you’re a fan of construction cranes, then cast not ye gaze down South Clark Street.  For there, you will not spy the yellow-boned monster that once loomed over Alta Grand Central (207 West Harrison Street). Alta Grand Central under construction in June 2019 (courtesy of Loop Spy Jody) A couple of days ago, Loop Spy Jody got to watch as the Liebherr 420 EC-H 16 that helped build this two-tower residential building graced...

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Alta Grand Central Tops Out, Glass Showing
May22

Alta Grand Central Tops Out, Glass Showing

Word on the street is that the South Loop has a new high-rise. Loop Spy Jody sent in the photo below showing that construction crews are working on the penthouse and rooftop decks at Alta Grand Central (207 West Harrison Street). You can also see that most of the lower half has gotten its windows in. Alta Grand Central under construction (Courtesy of Loop Spy Jody) AGC (its friends call it AGC) is two 14-story residential towers on...

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Alta Grand Central Makes a Grand Entrance in the South Loop
Apr02

Alta Grand Central Makes a Grand Entrance in the South Loop

There’s more than daffodils and tulips pushing out of the ground in the South Loop these days. There’s Alta Grand Central. Coincidentally, we received photographs of its construction progress from multiple people recently. Rendering of Alta Grand Central Alta Grand Central is a pair of 14-story residential towers at 207 West Harrison Street bring built for D2 and Wood Partners by Walsh Construction. It was designed by...

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Alta Roosevelt Climbs Above Its Neighbors
Mar07

Alta Roosevelt Climbs Above Its Neighbors

Wood Partners‘ latest skyscraper is making its mark in the South Loop skyline. Alta Roosevelt (801 South Financial Place) has climbed higher than most of its immediate neighbors, and is at that point in its development where it simply cannot be ignored. Joe Zekas from YoChicago! sent us the photograph above, showing just how far the Pappageorge Haymes-designed residential block has come since it wriggled to the surface of the...

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Neighbor News: Oak Park’s Newest Skyscraper Now Open
Aug10

Neighbor News: Oak Park’s Newest Skyscraper Now Open

Promising the best of city life, without having to leave the suburbs, Vantage Oak Park is now open in the western suburb. The 21-story residential tower — designed by Gensler for Golub, Wood Partners and the village — is on Lake Street, Oak Park’s main drag, at Forest Avenue and features 270 residences above 588 parking spaces and 25,000 square feet of retail. If that seems like a lot of parking, you’re right. But only 288 are for the...

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The Price of Progress on South Financial
May11

The Price of Progress on South Financial

The other day friend-of-the-blog Joe Zekas of YoChicago! just happened to be on the roof of a South Loop residential tower (that’s how he rolls) and sent over a beautiful photograph of the Chicago skyline and all of its lovely lovely skyscrapers.  But what caught our attention was the tiny little diggers and lifters toward the bottom of the picture, earnestly churning through the mud to build 801 South Financial Place. The new...

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Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop
Mar30

Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop

There is earth being moved for the future apartment tower, Alta Roosevelt, at 801 South Financial Place in the South Loop. And as of Tuesday the 29th, there’s official permission on file from the City of Chicago. FOUNDATION PERMIT ONLY FOR 33 STORY RESIDENTIAL HIGHRISE With that permit already burning a hole in someone’s pocket, we’re gonna go ahead and assume foundation equipment is already streaming into the...

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