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Old March 17th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #21
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But apparently construction won't begin for, at a minimum, at least 18 months. I wish this one would start sooner.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #22
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I wonder if that timeline accounts for the demo of LaStrada?
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Old March 17th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #23
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I wonder if that timeline accounts for the demo of LaStrada?
Yeah, but how long would that take? A week?
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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #24
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Uhh, a lot longer than that. You've got demo, then you've got cleanup, then you've got to clean up all the shit that's underneath the building we see above grade. It's usually a fairly involved process (just look at how long demo took before the Clare could get underway).
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Old December 21st, 2007, 10:14 PM   #25
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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-b...12-21&id=27550

La Strada Ristorante on Michigan Avenue closing
By Alby Gallun


After 28 years in business, La Strada Ristorante is shutting its doors to make way for a 40-story apartment tower planned at the Italian restaurant’s current home at the northwest corner of Millennium Park.

Michael Mormando, the owner of La Strada and J. Randolph’s Bar & Grill next door, which also will close, says he is in talks with the developer of the proposed high-rise about reopening La Strada in the new tower when it’s complete in 2010. The two restaurants will close Jan. 5, according to a news release.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 01:38 AM   #26
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Great news. I've patiently been awaiting news about this proposal and feared it might be dead.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 06:39 AM   #27
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That would be really cool if they could get those restaurants to open back up in the new tower!
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 09:26 PM   #28
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I don't think there's enough space at ground level for this restaurant, since the renderings show a generous lobby. If they gave La Strada the second floor, then they would gain great Millennium Park views - a huge improvement over the below-grade location they have now.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #29
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These have just come into my posssession. The resolution is a bit better. If these have been posted before, sorry.



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Old January 15th, 2008, 02:19 AM   #30
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Umm... I find the giant METRA branding in the lobby of the Doral to be VERY interesting!

I really like the lobby redesign, too, but, I'm not convinced of the changes to the crown. I kind of liked the greenhouse thing they had going on. We keep getting screwed out of those! (600 N. Fairbanks, I'm looking right at you!)
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Old January 15th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #31
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^But the glass balcony railing is MUCH better than before.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #32
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Umm... I find the giant METRA branding in the lobby of the Doral to be VERY interesting!
Yeah, we discussed this awhile ago at SSP. There's no confirmation from Metra or from the developers that a new station entrance will go here, so it could just be wishful thinking on the part of SCB. In any case, the bottom of the Doral will be remodeled into a form where an entrance can easily be incorporated. The lower level of Beaubien Court would have to be vacated to build the connection.

Millennium Station really needs another entrance besides the one on the SW corner of Randolph/Michigan. Millennium Park traffic make those sidewalks some of the busiest in the downtown area. Illinois Center and Prudential Plaza have station entrances, but they are obscure and not easy to find.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #33
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^But the glass balcony railing is MUCH better than before.
Good call! I had forgotten how hideous the old balconies were! Much improved .
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Old December 1st, 2008, 06:50 PM   #34
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Millennium Park Plaza capitalizes on a unique opportunity in Chicago’s landscape. Located at the northwest corner of Millennium Park, a new forty story tower will rise from the underutilized south end of the existing Millennium Park Plaza site (formerly Doral Plaza). The new tower will house a three story restaurant at its base which will be sheathed in a low iron, point-supported glass skin. Seventy four luxury residential units sit above this base and are capped by a winter garden and thirty foot tall terrace overlooking the park.

Along with the new tower, the first two floors of the existing building will be completely renovated to incorporate over 25,000 square feet of retail (doubling the previous retail space), as well as relocating the existing lobbies from Michigan Avenue to Beaubien Street and finally creating a new pedway link from Michigan Avenue to the newly renovated Randolph Street Metra station and the Grant Park Garage. This renovation will feature a sleek, two story glass and metal skin which will bring a new vitality to Michigan Avenue.

The residences incorporate generous balconies and floor to ceiling glass to maximize the views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. The building is also registered to become a LEED certified building.
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They had the two renderings we've already seen, but then they also had this one as well
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Old December 1st, 2008, 08:34 PM   #35
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That is awesome! So when are they going to start building it, because right now it is one big tease.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 01:33 AM   #36
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http://www.suntimes.com/business/roe...eder21.article

O'Hare hotel market a 3-for-all
January 21, 2009
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Not moving as quickly is a plan for a 40-story apartment building at the northeast corner of Michigan and Randolph. Barry said the project is on hold until the market for its large units looks better. In the meantime, BJB wants to expand retail space connected to the Doral Plaza, 151 N. Michigan, by 20,000 square feet.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 04:25 PM   #37
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More apartments sought for Millennium Park tower
By Alby Gallun, April 01, 2009


A Park Ridge apartment investor that plans to build a 40-story high-rise at the northwest corner of Millennium Park wants to more than double the number of units in the building, to 185.

...The new proposed tower is the same height as the old one, but includes 185 units rather than 80. The old plan, with larger, more expensive units, “is just not economically feasible in this market,” BJB Principal Jamie Purcell said in a brief e-mail. He was not available for further comment.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 12:52 AM   #38
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At least it sounds like they are going to try to move on with it.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #39
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There's still hope...

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First, BidClerk mentions the Doral Plaza expansion project:
2011/01/16 Millennium Park Plaza 80-unit multi-residential building, $20 million N Michigan Ave & E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, US Cook
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Old January 19th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #40
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I'm really hopiing for this one. The Doral's such a turd, and the location is primo.
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