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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

YoChicago’s best new homes of 2007, an update

X/O Condominiums

Five years ago yesterday we posted the picks of our then editorial staff for Chicago’s best new homes 2007. Our staff had a near-perfect record of spotting projects that either wouldn’t be built or would prove problematic for buyers if they were. In the eight categories in which we picked winners, only one project proved ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 1, 2012
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Five years ago today was Prairie District Day

Prairie District video

On April 20, 2007 YoChicago featured the South Loop’s Prairie District. Developers Jerry Karlik and Keith Giles gave us an overview of their ill-fated X/O Condominiums and its architecture: Tina Feldstein, then President of the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, talked to us about the history of the area: Developer Robbie Frankel showed us around Lakeside ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 20, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The best of 2007 – X/O Condominiums

X/O Condominiums

YoChicago has its roots in print – the glossy-covered, tabloid-sized New Homes Magazine that we published from the early 90s through 2008. One of New Homes’ most popular features was a “best new homes” of the year issue, published in April. Our then long-time editor, Barry Pearce, oversaw the selection process. He knew every corner ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 15, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Crain's: No more hugs and kisses for X/O

Kargil Development faces a $20 million foreclosure suit over its proposed X/O Condominiums high-rises in the South Loop, according to Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily. .

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 30, 2009