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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Revisiting an award-winner in the South Loop deadpool

X/O Condos

Five years ago today we noted that X/O Condominiums had won a National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for design excellence, and had been the recipient of several other awards. A little over a year later we relayed the news that X/O had defaulted on its loans and was headed for the deadpool. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Plans to convert the Old Colony Building to apartments

Aerial view of Old Colony Building

Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that developers Keith Giles and Michael Moyer have requested a zoning change to convert the landmark 17-story Old Colony Building at 407 S Dearborn into 204 apartments. The building was built in 1894 and designed by Holabird & Roche. It was once the tallest building in Chicago. The parking lots ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 15, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop and West Loop revisited

Chase Giles video

Five years ago we sat down with David Chase and Keith Giles, developers who were strongly identified with the West Loop and South Loop, respectively. There were, at the time, no unmistakable indications of the carnage that, in retrospect, was already well underway in the condo markets in those neighborhoods. It would be reasonable to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 4, 2012