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Old Posted May 3, 2012, 7:10 PM
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^^^ Must be fresh activity, I drove by last night to check it out and saw nothing, but noted the lot was completely void of cars which seemed strange. I guess that's why.`
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Old Posted May 3, 2012, 7:41 PM
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Planting the seeds for the next boom?

http://www.chicagometroarearealestat...r-54-in-april/
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Old Posted May 3, 2012, 7:47 PM
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I rescind my earlier comment about River North being modern. I haven't slept in over two days... Anyways, I still stand by the belief that the Sloop was modern if you forgive a few really awful pomo buildings that look more Vegas than anything. Nothing all that daring of course, but it shows the way that different areas (and demographics) can command different styles.
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Old Posted May 3, 2012, 8:11 PM
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212-32 W Illinois

Just rode by after lunch, and they have cleared the lot and have a small crew out there. A couple a guys and excavator and some other equipment.

JDL's site does claim it is breaking ground in "spring 2012"

^ Great news, although I'd be a bit surprised if they've found financing that quickly
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CHICAGO: FULL RESPONSE TO THE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT 200 E ILLINOIS [CHGO1/123]

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Whats going on with this?
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 2:49 AM
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Kemper Tower (Kemper Building? Kemper Center?), welcome to Wacker Drive. As someone prognosticated several days ago, the sign is now up. It's uncharacteristically colorful for Chicago and the River canyon.

Emporis folks, I think http://www.emporis.com/building/unit...chicago-il-usa needs an edit?

Ditto for Wikipedia if anyone knows how to edit there.
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 3:05 AM
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Kemper Tower (Kemper Building? Kemper Center?), welcome to Wacker Drive. As someone prognosticated several days ago, the sign is now up. It's uncharacteristically colorful for Chicago and the River canyon.

Emporis folks, I think http://www.emporis.com/building/unit...chicago-il-usa needs an edit?

Ditto for Wikipedia if anyone knows how to edit there.
Oh dang, I didn't even notice when I looked out the window today.
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 3:38 AM
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^ I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but 2 days ago I saw that they were drilling caissons for that NWU Ambulatory surgical tower in Streeterville.

Chicago, 2012 by gleslie44, on Flickr

Optima, Ronald

Chicago, 2012 by gleslie44, on Flickr

I guess I have the honor (?) of announcing that the surface parking lot shown above (Graves Hotel project) is now owned by NMH. Enjoy... Feel bad for the people in 600 N Fairbanks that will be surrounded by this crap on all sides.

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Kemper Tower (Kemper Building? Kemper Center?), welcome to Wacker Drive.
Welcome back really.

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BTW, I was wondering why the heights of some U/C buildings are different on the CTBUH database:

1. AMLI River North Chicago (US) 165m 543ft 49 2013 concrete residential
2. Coast at Lakeshore East Chicago (US) 151m 496ft 45 2013 concrete residential
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 3:52 AM
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In that photo of Northwestern, I wish they could have just built that garage taller and bigger and not have built all the other garages. Everyone moves about at street level or skywalks anyways. So an easy circulation system could have lowered their footprint and maybe avoided a demo of some of those older buildings. Im at Northwestern about twice a month, and there's always patients needing their parking validated so I guess they really do need the parking. But it could have been better concentrated IMO.
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Chicago, 2012 by gleslie44, on Flickr

I guess I have the honor (?) of announcing that the surface parking lot shown above (Graves Hotel project) is now owned by NMH. Enjoy... Feel bad for the people in 600 N Fairbanks that will be surrounded by this crap on all sides.
That's a gorgeous photo (patches of miscellaneous junk notwithstanding). Also a rare vantage point, being in the Doubletree.

The ex Graves site was purchased by NMH and definitely not NU? The site is narrow and well-suited to window-intensive uses (hotel/residential) much better than medical uses, so fingers crossed NMH is just planning to use it for a while as surface parking and selling it rather than building anything mediocre. The location is great for a hotel and the 2 corners are perfect for retail too. Hayward, the parking garages in that area by now have sprouted up like mushrooms, haven't they.

Spyguy thanks for the Insull's Throne photo of yesteryear!
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Kemper Tower (Kemper Building? Kemper Center?), welcome to Wacker Drive. As someone prognosticated several days ago, the sign is now up. It's uncharacteristically colorful for Chicago and the River canyon.
The new name is updated on Phorio already, as well as OpenStreetMap and on Wikipedia in 4 languages.
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 3:19 PM
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Around halfway in height on the hotels project.
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 3:32 PM
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I thought the actual building name was One East Wacker, and Unitrin/Kemper is just the primary tenant. What does CoStar call it?

Edit: I see that the leasing agent calls it The Kemper Building. I guess that's good enough for me.

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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 6:08 PM
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That building over on Hubbard....I forget the name



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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 7:12 PM
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unfortunately, it is back to a fully functioning lot today.

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212-32 W Illinois

Just rode by after lunch, and they have cleared the lot and have a small crew out there. A couple a guys and excavator and some other equipment.

JDL's site does claim it is breaking ground in "spring 2012"

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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 10:44 PM
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^^^
What do you mean by "fully functioning?" Is it a surface parking lot?

Also, the info on their site doesn't seem to be totally up to date:

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the Maple Tower is JDL's newest Gold Coast development. Due to be completed in 2005, it will feature 20 floors of exceptional space.
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Huh? Maple Tower WAS completed in 2005.

Edit: oh, right, the website hasn't been updated since then.
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Old Posted May 5, 2012, 2:32 AM
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New website for 1225 Old Town. I couldn't find a date of delivery though, but some interior renderings and plan...
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That building over on Hubbard....I forget the name



I am pretty sure it's named Habitat tower.
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