daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > City/Metro Compilations

City/Metro Compilations Help report active highrise/urban developments occurring in your city to the global SSC community.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 29th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #81
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Leasing Begins At 500 Lakeshore Drive.

__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 30th, 2013, 04:18 AM   #82
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Hubbard Place now topped out:

Quote:
Originally Posted by harryc View Post
April 22




April 25










April 26


desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2013, 05:32 AM   #83
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

- edit
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:50 AM   #84
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Wells St. Bridge replacement:

image hosted on flickr

Wells Street Bridge Construction - Chicago River - 2013 by Mark 2400, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Wells Street Bridge Construction - Chicago River - 2013 by Mark 2400, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Wells Street Bridge Construction - Chicago River - 2013 by Mark 2400, on Flickr
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2013, 09:00 PM   #85
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Wrigley Field uproar over advertising signs, blocked rooftop views, plaza from hell; ongoing...


http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2013/...ediocrity.html


http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2013/...ediocrity.html


http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2013/...ediocrity.html


Curbed Chicago
http://chicagoist.com/2013/05/02/how...proposed_s.php


http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2013/...-designer.html
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; May 4th, 2013 at 03:59 AM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2013, 03:54 AM   #86
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

200 West Randolph: A Study In White



__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2013, 04:05 AM   #87
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Post Office developer to seek landmark status, tax incentives


http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130...w/popup/371353

Quote:
By: Alison BurdoMay 03, 2013

The owner of the Old Main Post Office plans to seek landmark status and a property-tax break for the vacant 91-year-old building as part of a plan to redevelop it into a massive mixed-use complex.

British investor Bill Davies also aims to present his proposal for the shuttered post office 433 W. Van Buren St. to the Chicago Plan Commission next month, said his architect, Joseph Antunovich, president of Chicago-based Antunovich Associates.

Under a new plan Mr. Antunovich unveiled last month, the project would include 6,400 residential units, more than 2 million square feet of office space, 800,000 square feet of retail space and 1,240 hotel rooms in and around the vacant colossus spanning the Congress Expressway. Mr. Davies acquired the structure in 2009.

An Antunovich representative shared the proposal yesterday with the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, which would decide whether to designate the post office a landmark. Mr. Davies does not plan to seek tax-increment financing (TIF) from the city to help pay for the project, Mr. Antunovich said.

If the nearly 3-million-square-foot building becomes a landmark, it would qualify for a Class L property-tax incentive. Meant to encourage developers to rehabilitate historic properties, the Class L incentive would reduce the property's tax assessment for 12 years. "While they hold you to that high standard of preservation, the quid pro quo is the access to these incentives," Mr. Antunovich said.

Tax revenue generated from the site's retailers and businesses would offset the property-tax breaks, he said. "All of these benefits have been rolled into the overall pro forma," he said, "And that's what helps make the pro forma work."

The post office was added in 2001 to the National Register of Historic Places, a federal list of places and objects significant to American history. The designation offers potential tax credits for rehabbing the structure.

Before the landmarks commission can consider a landmark proposal for the post office, the City Council must approve the project.

[...]
Read more: http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...#ixzz2SHVzTYpy
Stay up-to-date on Chicago real estate with our free, daily e-newsletter
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #88
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Optima plans second, 60-story apartment tower in Streeterville


http://en.phorio.com/?t=overview&cha...79084&company=

Quote:
By: Micah MaidenbergMay 08, 2013

The developer of a new Streeterville apartment tower is teeing up plans for another one next door, adding to the bulging pipeline of downtown rental projects.

A venture led by Glencoe-based Optima Inc. paid $29 million last month for a one-acre site at 220 E. Illinois St., where it plans a $250 million skyscraper rising as high as 60 stories, said David Hovey, Optima's president. The tower would include 400 apartments, a 200-room hotel and a 60,000-square-foot retail space designed for a single tenant, Mr. Hovey said. It would be immediately east of Optima Center, a 42-story, 325-unit building at 200 E. Illinois St. that Mr. Hovey's firm is also building. Optima hopes to complete the second tower in 2017.

The proposed tower joins a long list of projects in the works amid a sizzling downtown apartment market, which has allowed landlords to hike rents to record levels. In Old Town, meanwhile, a new apartment building is expected to sell for the highest per-unit price in the city's history. Developers are expected to completed close to 5,200 units downtown by the end of 2014, according Chicago consultancy Appraisal Research Counselors. Yet the boom has some observers predicting rent growth will diminish as landlords are forced to start offering concessions amid increased competition, dampening investors' and lenders' appetite for new deals.

“We see the rental growth rate slowing down. That's going to make it more difficult to start new projects” in downtown Chicago, said Ronald Johnsey, president of Axiometrics Inc., a Dallas-based apartment research firm.

The Optima venture won't need a zoning change to build its tower. Mr. Hovey, an architect, will design the proposed tower himself. The details are still being worked out, but he sees an “interlocking composition” between the first and second buildings, as well as a new nine-story structure, around a plaza. Amenities will include swimming pools, an outdoor spa and a fitness center.

Mr. Hovey said he is speaking with hotel operators about the project and is in “extended talks” with a tenant for the retail space, declining to discuss specifics.

[...]
Read more: http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...#ixzz2SjjJ1Jms
Stay up-to-date on Chicago real estate with our free, daily e-newsletter
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #89
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Westernmost Wolf Point Residential tower will go first:



Wolf Point construction starts July 31

Quote:
8-May-13 – The first of three towers at Chicago’s Wolf Point will start to take shape on July 31, according to the building’s architects.

Thomas Kerwin of bKL Architecture says plans for a groundbreaking ceremony have not been announced. bKL designed the 525-foot, 510-unit residential tower that will be the first building constructed – which should take about 22 months, according to Kerwin. James McHugh Construction Company of Chicago and Clark Construction Company, based in Lansing, Michigan, will be working together as general contractors

On February 26, the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards approved a zoning reclassification that will let developers build the tower on the west side of Wolf Point. The tower will cost $175 million and create 400 construction jobs, according to Jack George, an attorney for Houston-based Hines Interests L.P., developer of the 3.85-acre site on land owned by the Kennedy family. The project will eventually include a 950-foot south tower and a 750-foot east tower that will both contain a mix of office, retail, and residential space.

Friends of Wolf Point, a vocal critic of the project that was concerned that the increase in traffic would overwhelm their neighborhood, appears to have moved on. The group’s website was recently taken down although the domain name they registered last year does not expire until 2015.

[...]
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2013, 06:33 AM   #90
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Tower of Jewel plans coming together

Height will be 485 ft. 42 floors: http://www.goldcoastjewel.com/

(all renders from above site)









__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #91
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

73 East Lake movin on up:


http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Chica...3/63jbrX1Rck4/
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #92
CHIsentinel
padisha emperor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: CHICAGO
Posts: 393
Likes (Received): 319

So this updated compilation was posted by rgolch on SSP, and I wanted to share their extensive compilation here (thank you rgolch). I've added to their post by listed the current status as of May 28, 2013 of each of these building. Here goes (please feel free to modify or update the status of any of these projects if you are able):

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgolch View Post
So I noticed that there are a lot of proposals out there that haven't made it to the 1st page list. I scoured through the thread through the last year and tried to compile a list of missing projects. Here they are, to the best of my digging. Would someone of higher forum pedigree be able to add them to page 1? Feel free to pick and choose what's worthy.

9th and State:

Proposal/Approved

108 N Jefferson:

Proposal

130 N Franklin:

Proposal/Updated, correct design

222 Randolph:

Proposal

301 S Wacker (Not sure which one is the real one):

Proposal

Proposal

400 W Randolph:

Proposal

401 S Wacker:

Proposal

500 N Milwaukee:

Proposal/Approved(?)

601 W Monroe:

Proposal/Approved(?)

625 W Adams:

Proposal/Approved

625 W Monroe:

Proposal/Approved

645 W Madison:

Proposal

1333 S Wabash:

Proposal

1345 Project:

Proposal

Catalyst Redesign:

Approved/Groundbreaking/Construction pending

Chicago & Lasalle:

Proposal

Halsted Flats:

Under Construction

Hines Office tower:

Proposal

LDVA Student Dorms (can't find the good rendering):

Proposal

McCormick Hotel:

Schematic

RIC:

Approved

State and Chestnut:

Proposal

The Chicago (drooling...):


Proposal

Tower of Jewel:

Proposal

LSE School:

Permitting(?)


And not sure about these ones:

Spire Proposal:


Speculative

Vision of Kennedy overpass (I know, not highrise per se, but it would lead to highrises):
Speculative/Proposal/Awaiting Financing(?) for Phase I
__________________

Last edited by CHIsentinel; June 4th, 2013 at 01:10 AM.
CHIsentinel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2013, 02:21 AM   #93
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

New Near North Skyscraper Will Preserve Piano History, Bury Your Childhood



Quote:
“Here we grow again!” said nobody at Smithfield Properties last week when it submitted its plans to the City of Chicago for a 34-story residential building on the corner of West Chicago Avenue and North LaSalle Street.

Over the last couple of decades Smithfield Properties has been instrumental in transforming Chicago’s Near North Side from acres of warehouses, small factories, and surface parking lots into a residential community.

You may remember Smithfield from such buildings as 30 West Oak, Kingsbury on the Park (653 North Kingsbury Street), MoMo (8 East Randolph Street), and SoNo (860 West Blackhawk Street).

The new tower, which lacks a portmanteau like its recent cousins, will be at 801 North LaSalle Street, on property partially owned by the Moody Bible Institute. Right now the name is simply “Chicago+LaSalle.”

The building is envisioned as a standard 33-story Chicago tower-on-a-podium, this time with the tower in blue glass. There will be ground floor retail space facing Chicago Avenue. The residential entrance is on LaSalle Street, with cars entering the garage through the north-south alley connecting Chicago Avenue and Chestnut Street.

[...]
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2013, 02:26 AM   #94
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

435 North Park Site: Busy And Bursting At The Seams







__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2013, 02:39 AM   #95
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Spire Site Lives Again

Related, DeBartolo among bidders.



Quote:
As the housing market recovers, bidders are emerging for the note on the stalled Chicago Spire condominium property, once slated to be North America's tallest building.

Ireland's National Asset Management Agency, or NAMA, a so-called bad bank that is charged with managing that country's distressed real-estate assets, has received at least a half-dozen offers in the initial round of bidding for about $93 million in soured debt it holds on the property, according to people familiar with the bidding.

Among the bidders, according to these people, is DeBartolo Development of Tampa, Fla., and Stephen Ross's Related Cos. of New York. Both bidders are already active developers in downtown Chicago. DeBartolo is building a 42-story apartment tower known as Optima Center Chicago near tony Michigan Avenue. The company specializes in distressed real estate and development of all types, according to the firm's website. DeBartolo didn't return calls for comment.

Related Midwest, a unit of Related of New York, is also developing rental towers in Chicago. This month, it began renting luxury apartments at the 47-story 500 Lake Shore Dr. Last year, a Related venture also resumed construction on a stalled Chicago skyscraper at 111 West Wacker Dr. that it is converting into a rental-apartment tower.

Although all of the bids were lower than the debt on the property, that the note received serious bids at all is the latest sign that competition for prime land parcels in downtown Chicago is gaining momentum, brokers said. "The buzz is out and people want to explore the condominium potential of various sites," said Gail Lissner, vice president of Appraisal Research Counselors, a Chicago real-estate research firm.



The Chicago Spire has also received interest from its original developer, Garrett Kelleher, who still holds title to the property but lost day-to-day control of it to a receiver in 2010. The developer also is considering a bid to take back control of the property, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, Mr. Kelleher met with NAMA and proposed paying off the loan in a bid to take back control of the property, which is now overseen by a receiver, according to people familiar with the matter. This month, Mr. Kelleher visited the site in Chicago with a potential investor.

A NAMA spokesman said the agency couldn't comment on specific properties but noted that it can only sell an asset to a defaulted debtor if the borrower can fully repay its debt. Mr. Kelleher couldn't be reached for comment. He still owns the two-acre site that has been entangled for years in a foreclosure suit initially brought by Lorig Construction Co., which built ramps to the site.

The only visible evidence of the ambitious tower he had planned is a cylindrical 76-foot-deep foundation hole and a ramp access to nearby Lake Shore Drive. Any potential buyer of the note or investor who partnered with Mr. Kelleher could have to consider the risk and cost associated with resolving the foreclosure case.

The prime downtown parcel near the city's popular Navy Pier offers views of Lake Michigan and has long tantalized investors. It is approved for a 150-story tower with 2.3 million square feet and is being marketed as a site that offers "the opportunity to build a new landmark as iconic as the John Hancock Building or the Willis Tower," according to marketing materials being circulated by real-estate-services firm Jones Lang LaSalle .

Ultimately, any new owner of the property is likely to scale it down from the original plan for about 1,200 condo units.

[...]
__________________
We are floating in space...
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2013, 07:37 PM   #96
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,712
Likes (Received): 19503



but if Calatrava sued who contracted him, wich tower will be build? the same calatrava's design, or other?
__________________

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2013, 08:26 PM   #97
bnk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,157
Likes (Received): 727

Quote:
The Chicago (drooling...):
Yes please

Quote:
Vision of Kennedy overpass (I know, not highrise per se, but it would lead to highrises):
Double yes, cap the Kennedy
__________________

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
bnk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2013, 08:48 PM   #98
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Quote:
Originally Posted by el palmesano View Post


but if Calatrava sued who contracted him, wich tower will be build? the same calatrava's design, or other?
First, he'd have to pay the full $94 million just to reacquire the site, then there's the issue of $27 million in unpaid fees owed to Calatrava. Then the costs of rehabilitating the foundation and then the $1.5 billion necessary for building the Spire. It's really unimaginable how Kelleher could possibly pull all that off.
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:38 AM   #99
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Hard Rock Hotel May Get Second Tower At 200 N. Michigan After All



Quote:
We’re not much on rumors around here. If we published every Chicago development rumor that someone whispered in our ears while standing at a urinal in Millennium Station, we’d have to stop drinking coffee.

But sometimes those rumors are accompanied by facts. And if there are enough related facts, then it becomes worth mentioning. And that’s what we’re doing here when we say that we’ve finally heard enough to predict that the 200 North Michigan tower is happening.

There are still a number of key elements that have to fall into place before this goes from prediction to reality. As of May 30, we don’t see any demolition permits issued for the building currently on the site. There don’t seem to be any plans submitted to the city that we can find. And it would be highly unusual for a project of this scale to launch without the very public support of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.

The trail of what we do know started last year with an article in Crain’s Chicago Business in September of last year. It mentioned that a joint venture of Chicago’s John Buck Company and Becker Ventures, from suburban Detroit, wants to put a tower up at 200 North Michigan Avenue — at the time a grey, six-story office block best known for its dance studio and its tiny Starbucks, perpetually and hopelessly choked with tourists.

Not too much later we received a letter from one of the companies we did business with in that building letting us know it was moving to a new location. Then over the next few months we watched as one by one the shoe store, the bank, and even the dance studios papered up their windows and moved on.

[...]

Our prediction is that construction will start on the new tower by the end of the year. It will be a very reflective glass tower so that it will highlight the old Carbide building, and not plunge it into a shadow in the skyline. It will be apartments on top and a hotel on bottom, because those are the two hottest real estate segments in downtown Chicago right now, so financing will be easier.

[...]
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:53 AM   #100
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Size Boost For Proposed Tower At 1333 Wabash



Quote:
CMK Companies' apartment proposal for the former Glashaus site in the South Loop has taken a strange turn — it's evolving toward greater density and variety. At a recent presentation, attended by at least one Skyscraper Page (SSP) regular, CMK and architect Brininstool + Lynch revealed the purchase of a third adjoining development lot, at 1345 S Wabash, suited for a 15-story building. It looks like the spawn of the primary tower, at 1333 S Wabash, which will stand at 28 stories and is conceived as rental with a possible condominium future. A podium would consume the lower floors of each structure, with an amenity level and two levels of parking.
__________________
We are floating in space...

Highcliff, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
chicago

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu