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Evanston apartment review, E2, 1890 Maple Ave

E2 Evanston

E2 is a new 356-unit apartment complex nearing completion at 1890 Maple Ave and 1881 Oak Ave in Evanston. First occupancy is slated for spring of 2015 at the 14- and 16-story towers. The developer is a joint venture of Fifield Companies and Carroll Properties. McHugh Construction is the general contractor and FitzGerald Associates is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An on-site look at Wolf Point construction and views

Wolf Point, view east

Concrete was being poured for the 9th floor of Wolf Point, a 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower, at the time of my visit, and the green roof over the public garage was already well underway. It was mid-morning and the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds. I rode the construction elevator to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

200 North Michigan apartments, 200 N Michigan Ave, Loop

200 N Michigan

200 North Michigan is a 41-story, 402-unit apartment tower under construction in Chicago’s Loop. The first two floors of the building will contain retail space. Demolition of an existing six-story building on the site was completed late in July of 2014. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new tower was held early in October 2014. First ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at Wolf Point

Wolf Point 9/19

Construction on the 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower at Wolf Point began early this year. If it appears that the project is progressing slowly, the reason is the enormous amount of infrastructure work that needed to be complete before the tower could begin to rise. The first level of the apartment tower appears to be nearing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

See Chris Kennedy’s remarks at the Wolf Point groundbreaking

Chris Kennedy

Construction has been underway for months on a 509-unit, 48-story apartment tower at Wolf Point, the iconic site where the Chicago River forks to the north and south. It’s typical for an official groundbreaking ceremony to occur well after the actual groundbreaking that marks the start of construction. On Friday, July 18, 100s of people ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

From the video vault: erecting a tower crane

K2 construction

Tower cranes, the most important element in building a high-rise, are popping up all over downtown Chicago. If you’ve ever wondered how a tower crane gets to rise to its commanding height, we’ve revisited our video vault to satisfy your curiosity. McHugh Construction, the general contractor for the recently-completed K2 Apartments, is one of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 7, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Hyde Park’s Vue53 moving forward

Vue53 rendering

McHugh Construction, the general contractor for Vue53, announced on its Facebook page that it will be hosting an outreach event on Thursday, April 24, for qualified union subcontractors interested in working on the development. Additional signs that Vue53 is progressing include the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at stopping construction of the project, and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Building a bridge from K2 Apartments to Jewel-Osco

K2 bridge

After several weather-caused delays the pedestrian bridge connecting the K2 luxury apartments to the neighboring Jewel-Osco was lifted into place this morning. The bridge is an open-air steel structure that spans 105 feet. Two cranes were used to lift it because, according to Alan Schachtman, Executive VP of the Fifield Cos, K2′s developer, it needed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Elm Street Plaza apartments, 1130 N Dearborn St, Gold Coast

1130 North Dearborn

Elm Street Plaza is a 33-story, 396-unit, full-amenity apartment tower in the Gold Coast. The building was completed in 1976. The masonry-clad structure has 240 parking spaces. It was originally financed in part by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and includes a number of subsidized units. Habitat Company was the developer, Gordon & Levin the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

215 West apartments, 215 W Washington St, Loop

215 W Washington

The 50-story, 389-unit 215 West opened for occupancy at 215 W Washington St in the first quarter of 2010, ending a nearly 20-year drought in apartment construction in the Loop. One dramatic feature of the building is a steel truss that supports a 35-story section of 215 West that overhang its low-rise neighbor to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Columbus Plaza apartments, 233 E Wacker Dr, New East Side

Columbus Plaza

Columbus Plaza is a 48-story, 533-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s New East Side neighborhood. Occupancy at the property began in 1980. The Habitat Company was the developer, McHugh Construction was the general contractor and Fujikawa Conterto Lohan & Associates was the architecture firm for the project. The apartments Columbus Plaza offers studio, convertible, 1- and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aqua apartments, 225 N Columbus Dr, New East Side

Aqua, Chicago

Aqua is an 82-story mixed-use tower in the 28-acre Lakeshore East development on Chicago’s New East Side. The building has a 334-room Radisson Blu hotel on floors 4 through 18, 474 rental apartments on the 19th through 52nd floors, and 262 condominiums on floors 53 through 81. Aqua also has 9 townhomes, retail and office ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta apartments, 555 W Kinzie St, Fulton River District

Alta at K Station

Alta at K Station is a two-tower 848-unit luxury, full-amenity apartment complex at 555 W Kinzie St in Chicago’s Fulton River District. Alta’s east tower is 41 stories and its west tower 37 stories. Fifield Companies developed Alta. McHugh Construction was the general contractor and Pappageorge Haymes the architecture firm. Alta was completed in 2010 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Echelon apartments, 353 N Desplaines St, Fulton River District

Echelon at K Station

Echelon at K Station is a 350-unit, 36-story luxury, full-amenity apartment tower at 353 N Desplaines St in Chicago’s Fulton River District. The building has a 287-space parking garage. Fifield Companies developed Echelon. McHugh Construction was the general contractor and Pappageorge Haymes the architecture firm. Echelon was completed in 2008 as the second building in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 3, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sky55 apartments, 1255 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Sky55 Chicago

Sky55 is a 40-story, 411-unit apartment tower in the South Loop. The building also has ground-level retail space, a 319-space parking garage and an 11-story, 91-unit wing for senior housing. When Sky55 was completed in 2006 it was briefly the tallest building south of Roosevelt Rd. It was also a rare new rental building at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 18, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

EnV apartments, 161 W Kinzie St, River North

EnV Chicago

EnV, 161 W Kinzie St in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a sleek 28-story, 249-unit full-amenity apartment tower. The building has 129 parking spaces and 27,000 square feet of retail space. EnV opened for occupancy in 2010. At the time, it commanded some of the highest rents in the city. Lynd Development was the developer, ...

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

Streeter Place apartments, 355 E Ohio St, Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity luxury apartment tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2009. Golub & Company was the developer, McHugh Construction was the general contractor and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the architecture firm. The apartments Streeter Place offers 17 different floor plans of studio, convertible, one-, two-, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 1, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Cityfront Place apartments, 400 N McClurg Ct, Streeterville

Cityfront Place

Cityfront Place, 400 N McClurg Court, is a 39-story, 480-unit apartment tower that was completed in 1991. It’s located on the north side of the Chicago River in Streeterville. The development originally included two 12-story mid-rise buildings that have since converted to condos. The Habitat Company was the developer of Cityfront Place, Gelick Foran & ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 at K Station, 365 N Halsted St, Fulton River District

K2 at K Station Chicago

Construction of K2 at K Station, a 496-unit 34-story luxury apartment tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, began in the fall of 2011 and the building opened for occupancy in April of 2013. The development team included Fifield Companies and Wood Partners as developers. McHugh Construction was the general contractor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 4, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

73 East Lake Apartments, 73 E Lake St, Loop

73 East Lake

73 East Lake, a 42-story, 332-unit apartment tower steps from Michigan Avenue in the Loop began construction in May of 2012. The building is topped out and occupancy is slated for June of 2014. The building will have 178 indoor parking spaces and ground-level retail space. The developer is M & R Development. McHugh Construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 3, 2013