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Another apartment tower proposed for the Loop

171 Van Buren

MB Real Estate is proposing to build a 40-story high-rise apartment tower at 171 W Van Buren in the Loop. The building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, would include between 225 and 275 apartments. The tower would be less than a block away from the recently sold-out 714-unit condo building at 235 W Van Buren. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 21, 2014
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Webster Square Apartments, 558 W Webster Ave, Lincoln Park

Webster Square rendering

Webster Square Apartments is a 6-story, 75-unit apartment building at 558 W Webster Ave in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. It’s the first sizable new rental building in Lincoln Park in several decades. The apartments are part of a larger development on the site of the former Lincoln Park Hospital, which was shuttered years ago. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 17, 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

AMLI 900 apartments, 900 S Clark St, South Loop

AMLI 900

AMLI 900 is 440-unit, 23-story apartment tower in the South Loop. First occupancy at AMLI 900 was in 2009. AMLI Residential was the developer of the property. Solomon Cordwell Buenz was the architecture firm and Walsh Construction was the general contractor. AMLI 900 was the first major Chicago high-rise to announce that it would be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 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

The Chicagoan apartments, 750 N Rush St, River North

The Chicagoan

The Chicagoan, 750 N Rush St, is a 37-story, 221-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The property includes 164 parking spaces and ground-level retail space. The Chicagoan was completed in 1990, marking the beginning of a drought of new apartment construction that lasted well into the 90s. Draper and Kramer was the developer ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 14, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeter Place apartments, 355 E Ohio St, Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity 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-, and ...

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

McClurg Court apartments, 333 E Ontario St, Streeterville

McClurg Court

McClurg Court is a 45-story, 1,075-unit full-amenity apartment two-tower complex at 333 E Ontario St in Streeterville. The complex was completed in 1971. It originally included a 1,000+ seat movie theater that once drew crowds but has since closed. The space is slated for redevelopment (pdf) as restaurants and retail shops. Jerrold Wexler, who may ...

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

845 North State apartments, Near North Side

845 N State St

A new 35-story, 367-unit apartment tower is under construction at 845 North State St on Chicago’s Near North Side. When complete, the building will include ground floor retail space and 185 parking spaces. Construction began in the summer of 2013 and occupancy is slated for the spring of 2015. The building is seeking LEED certification ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 23, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Streeter apartments, 345 E Ohio St, Streeterville

The Streeter

The Streeter is a 50-story, 481-unit apartment tower at 345 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2007. Golub & Company was the developer and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the architecture firm. The apartments The Streeter offers 14 different floor plans of studio, convertible, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are online as ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 23, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

435 North Park Drive apartments, Streeterville

435 North Park Dr

The 50-story multi-use building at 435 North Park Drive will include a 400-room Loews Hotel, 398 rental apartments and 232 parking spaces. Construction began in November of 2012, and completion is slated for 2014. DRW Holdings is the developer and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the architecture firm. The building will make a strong statement in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 10, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

500 North Lake Shore Drive, Streeterville

500 N Lake Shore Dr Chicago

Construction of the 45-story, 500-unit apartment tower at 500 North Lake Shore Drive began in September of 2011 and occupancy began in May of 2013. Related Midwest is the developer, in partnership with the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust. Lend Lease is the general contractor, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the architect. The apartments Studio apartments start ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hubbard Place, 360 W Hubbard St, River North

360 W Hubbard

Hubbard Place is a 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower at 360 W Hubbard St in River North. An adjacent 8-story garage includes 520 parking spaces, 394 for the residences and 126 for the East Bank Club. The Habitat Company is the developer, Solomon Cordwell Buenz is the architect, and McHugh Construction is the general contractor. Preliminary ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 29, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

If Frank Gehry and Jeanne Gang co-designed Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza reflection

Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury, occupies a striking position on the river, at the western edge of River North. It’s one of the first structures to command your attention as you exit the Kennedy Expressway on Ohio St. The 47-story modernist tower, distinguished by its rounded shape and soaring concrete verticals, is the work of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The ceremonial groundbreaking at 73 East Lake

73 E Lake Chicago

It’s often the case that the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new high-rise takes place well after construction has begun. Site work at 73 East Lake St in Chicago’s Loop started several months ago. The tower crane was in place and the building was rising out of the ground during what M&R Development’s Anthony Rossi Sr ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 12, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scenes from 360 West Hubbard’s official groundbreaking

360 W Hubbard groundbreaking

Construction of the 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower at 360 West Hubbard in Chicago’s River North neighborhood actually began two months ago. By the time of yesterday’s official groundbreaking ceremony all of the caisson-drilling and site prep work was complete, and the tower will soon begin rising out of the ground. Groundbreaking ceremonies aren’t the most ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 23, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

360 W Hubbard apartments officially underway in River North

Aerial view of 360 W Hubbard

Here’s the text of a news release received this morning from The Habitat Company: The Habitat Company announced the start of construction of a 43-story, 450-unit luxury high rise in Chicago in a joint venture with Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT) and a major institutional investor. This luxury multifamily community will be located at 360 W. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 12, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction underway at 360 West Hubbard in River North

360 W Hubbard Chicago

Just two weeks ago we reported that The Habitat Company had not yet begun construction on its new high-rise at 360 W Hubbard St in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. As you can see from the picture, shot earlier today, preliminary site work is underway. The 43-story, 450-unit rental tower is anticipating occupancy in the fall ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 3, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Oakwood 200 Squared voted best of 2011

Oakwood 200 Squared

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), the architecture firm that designed many of Chicago’s signature buildings, has been the recipient of countless awards during its long and distinguished history. The firm recently added an award for Oakwood 200 Squared, a new luxury high-rise in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. Engineering News Record, the bible of the construction ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2011