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Groundbreaking tomorrow for 216 apartments at Madison and Racine

The Madison on Racine, Chicago

Construction is underway on 216 new apartments on the northwest corner of Madison and Racine in the West Loop. The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Madison on Racine will be a 9-story luxury midrise with a mix of convertible, one- and two-bedroom apartments and 227 parking spaces. On-site amenities ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 22, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Kennedy cap and Fifield’s Cave

SMDP Studio rendering

Developer Steven Fifield of the Fifield Companies was a major factor early in the development of the West Loop, and he remains a player. “We’re very immersed in what’s going on in the West Loop and one of the things we’ve been dealing with is a lack of amenities,” Fifield recently told the Sun-Times’ David ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Crane coming down, paint going on at K2 at K Station

K2 at K Station Chicago

The dismantling of the tower crane is one of the major milestones in the construction of a high-rise building. It’s a sign that the heavy-lifting is over and construction is entering its final phases: a focus on the interiors. As you can see from the above photo, which was shot in yesterday’s rain, the window ...

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

Dedicating the Fifield Family Bridge at Children’s Hospital

Fifield video

The new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital building is just two days away from its long-awaited opening. The philanthropic generosity and time commitment of many Chicagoans made the hospital a reality, with individuals from the real estate community playing key roles. The 23-story state-of-the-art facility will help the hospital continue to attract top ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 8, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Which downtown apartment towers will actually get built?

Steve Fifield video

If you check in on our recently-updated list and map of new downtown apartment projects you’ll see that more than 8,000 apartment units are either underway or in various stages of the process. Will all those units be built? Not likely, says Steve Fifield, who recently broke ground on the 34-story, 496-unit K2, the fifth ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Steve Fifield’s tenacity, K2, and the building of a small city

K2 groundbreaking video

I don’t usually attend groundbreaking ceremonies, but I stopped by K2′s this morning to hear Steven Fifield, its developer, talk about his latest K Station high-rise. As he spoke, construction crews were drilling 120 80-foot deep caissons to support the building. “Those of us who are in the real estate development business are dreamers,” said ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 2, 2011