Will 435 North Park kill some river views?
The apartment tower / hotel under construction (center, crane in photo) at 435 North Park Drive in Streeterville will host 398 apartments and 400 [...]
Are new apartments headed for Block 37?
The above sign was shot several years ago, but it may stand in for the opening of a different kind of level at Block 37 in Chicago's Loop. The [...]
McCormick Place deal dead, Old Main Post Office in the wings
I'm frequently stunned by the credulity of Chicago's major media. While Crain's Chicago Business was reporting a "massive hotel, retail and en [...]
Ridding oneself entirely of the coal and servant problems
The documents prepared to nominate properties or districts for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places are often wonderfully enterta [...]
Major development plan for site north of McCormick Place
This week's Crain's Chicago Business (subscription required) reports on a major development for a troubled parcel of land (red area in above image [...]
Will Waterview Tower “rust in peace” no more?
Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting (behind its paywall) that developer Michael Reschke may be nearing a deal to acquire the unfinished Watervie [...]
Aqua's hotel back on track?
Aqua finally has an operator for its 15 hotel floors, says Blair Kamin. Magellan Development will make an announcement about the tenant in the next fe [...]
Wabash Properties promoting proposed Eastern Tower in Chinatown
You have to hand it to See Y Wong -- like any forward-thinking developer the guy has a lot of projects in the pipeline, just waiting for the financi [...]
Chicago's tall towers: a year in review
Downturn be damned -- when it comes to high-rise construction, Chicago still rules the roost. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Hab [...]
A new glimpse inside The Elysian
A special word of thanks to the Chicago Architecture Blog for sharing the link to this strangely silent video, released in conjunction with the open [...]
Elysian scraps its hotel condos
That's one way to reduce excess supply in the market. We've heard for months now that the developers of The Elysian, 11 E Walton St, were trying to d [...]
The problem with hotel condos
The hotel condo market might have seemed like a good idea to some developers in the earlier part of the decade, but lenders sure don't like them now [...]
The Elysian's metropolitan touch
After dropping me off at the Hancock for my interview with Jenny Ames of Coldwell Banker, my man Jeeves pulled the company car around to The Elysian [...]
Construction checkup: River North high-rises
I stopped by a cluster of River North developments this Friday to check up on the progress of their construction. From ground level The Elysian look [...]
Trump Tower Express Meetings program
Trump International Hotel and Tower at 401 N Wabash Ave in River North is large. It stands 1,170 feet tall with 92 stories. A 23,000 square-foot spa [...]
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