Tag: Downtown Loop

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Tower crane trivia at K2

Tower crane trivia at K2

I spent some time yesterday chatting with Marie, an 18-year veteran crane operator, who will be half of the team running the tower crane at K2 at ...
Old Main Post Office – I hear a deafening roar of BS

Old Main Post Office – I hear a deafening roar of BS

Here's the lead paragraph from today's Chicago Real Estate Daily on Martin Mulryan, the "point man for Old Main Post Office:" When Martin Mulr ...
Erecting the tower crane at K2 at K Station

Erecting the tower crane at K2 at K Station

A well-run high-rise construction site is an amazing scene, buzzing with a variety of activities, with massive amounts of material arriving consta ...

A surplus of superlatives in new Trump video

Various members of the family Trump appear in this 5-minute superlative-stuffed sashay through their Chicago tower. "We really feel like we've ...
Day one of a 5-day build-a-crane show at K2

Day one of a 5-day build-a-crane show at K2

The new apartment tower at K2 at K Station is rolling along. McHugh Construction completed the drilling of 120 80-foot deep caissons in just 2 ...
Nearly a third of East LSD co-op available for rent

Nearly a third of East LSD co-op available for rent

There's been a flurry of media buzz lately about Oprah Winfrey's co-op at 199 East Lake Shore Drive being offered for rent at $15,000 a month. Cur ...
When Bob’s cat catapulted from Marina City

When Bob’s cat catapulted from Marina City

In Steve McQueen's The Hunter there's a famous scene where a car hurtles off Marina City's parking ramp into the Chicago River. Dennis Rodkin's v ...
Chicago’s neighborhood misspelling bee

Chicago’s neighborhood misspelling bee

What's the most commonly misspelled Chicago neighborhood? It's not Lake View. The neighborhood's official name is spelled as two words, but the ...
Site work underway at Optima’s 200 East Illinois apartments

Site work underway at Optima’s 200 East Illinois apartments

A week ago Crain's reported that Optima had secured financing for and was getting ready to break ground on a 42-story, 325-unit Streeterville apar ...
On Lake Shore Drive, unpaving a parking lot to put up paradise

On Lake Shore Drive, unpaving a parking lot to put up paradise

In our profile of 1350 – 1360 N Lake Shore Dr we noted that the demolition of the city's grandest mansion on the site proceeded with little contro ...
Pre-leasing underway at Randolph Tower in the Loop

Pre-leasing underway at Randolph Tower in the Loop

Randolph Tower, at 188 W Randolph St, is undergoing a conversion from office to residential use, with occupancy expected in the first quarter of next ...

SOAR – Seniors Opposed to Anything, Really

I don't know which is more amusing – The Chicago Architecture Blog's characterizing the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) as " loc ...
Are parts of the West Loop poised for housing price appreciation?

Are parts of the West Loop poised for housing price appreciation?

Price appreciation in Chicago real estate? In this market? Am I out of my mind to be talking about appreciation? For more than a decade Chicago ...
Oakwood 200 Squared is on the scene in the Theater District

Oakwood 200 Squared is on the scene in the Theater District

Chicago is nationally respected for the variety and quality of its theater offerings, and some of the best are hosted in a cluster of restored lan ...
A brief visit to Chicagoland’s first condo expo

A brief visit to Chicagoland’s first condo expo

Yesterday morning I headed to the Conference Center at Navy Pier for a look at the Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo HOA and Co-op Expo. Years ago ...
Trader Bill’s experience renting with David Nadler

Trader Bill’s experience renting with David Nadler

I've frequently cautioned renters about the pitfalls of working with the rental services that I call bedbugs based on their toxic behavior toward ...
A comfortable new East Village 5-bedroom

A comfortable new East Village 5-bedroom

Noah Properties has recently completed three new contemporary homes in the 1800 block of West Erie in Chicago's East Village. The first two so ...

HGTV and the ultimate bachelor pad at 235 Van Buren

An HGTV episode tells the story of successful business partners Jason and Tony and their designer searching for a new home to turn into a bachelor ...
Few bright spots in third-quarter downtown condo sales

Few bright spots in third-quarter downtown condo sales

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that Appraisal Research Counselors summary of downtown Chicago condo sales in the third quarter had few ...
Lady Liberty at Vinnie’s Sub Shop

Lady Liberty at Vinnie’s Sub Shop

Vinnie's Sub Shop, 1204 W Grand Ave, has been very positively reviewed on Yelp, and many of the reviews mention "the lady behind the counter." Bet ...
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