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Old August 28th, 2005, 09:43 PM   #121
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the building is set back a little bit too far IMO.
aside from that this building is a real beauty , though.
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Old August 29th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #122
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Kirkland & Ellis’ 600,000-SF Deal Anchors Hines Building

By Mark Ruda
Last updated: August 29, 2005 07:35am


300 N. LaSalle

CHICAGO-A 1.3-million-sf office building at 300 N. LaSalle St. has become significantly less speculative. Kirkland & Ellis has signed a 600,000-sf lease, making the law firm the anchor tenant of Houston-based Hines’ building, which is scheduled to open in 2009.

Kirkland & Ellis occupies 360,000 sf at Aon Center, having expanded by 65,000 sf in a 2003 deal with Atlanta-based Wells Real Estate Funds. The law firm will move all 1,400 of its employees from 200 E. Randolph St. to 24 floors in the 60-story building that will rise on the north bank of the Chicago River. Kirkland & Ellis’ deal is for at least 20 years, according to Staubach Co. local president Steve Stratton.

Hines is proving among the most adept of signing law firms to anchor new office buildings. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood is anchoring the 820,000-sf 1 S. Dearborn building, scheduled to open in November.

Kirkland & Ellis is taking space in the low-rise and mid-rise portions of 300 N. LaSalle St., which bodes well for the leasing effort there, Hines vice president John McDermott suggests. “Since the vacancy rate for high-rise space is about 2%, we feel confident that we can attract other premier users to the building,” he says. About 400,000 sf of high-rise space remains available.

Although terms were not disclosed, Hines is asking net lease rates of $24.50 per sf at 1 S. Dearborn St., the company’s most recent Downtown development.

Vacancy in the 28.2-million-sf East Loop submarket already is 17.9%, highest Downtown, while the 11.9-million-sf River North submarket had a 14% vacancy rate this summer, according to Delta Associates.

Jock Howland joined Stratton in representing Kirkland & Ellis. The law firm’s space committee also got help from architects from Skidmore Owings & Merrill. David Crowell of the Rise Group will be Kirkland & Ellis’ project manager.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #123
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Yesterday they were testing soil on the site.

Was sort of cool to see since the borer was situated on the "ground" level of the garage and the drill extended through several levels of the parking lot before hitting the actual ground.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #124
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Good news. If only all towers could get done so quickly.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 07:57 PM   #125
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Images from the October 2005 plan commission meeting.

A nice daytime rendering.




A section showing the lower levels.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #126
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Wow. Nice find. The night time rendering is still more impressive though
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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #127
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WOW, this building looks nice! I love how they tucked the parking underground--always my favorite (next to ground level retail )

By the way, am I seeing a 2-level plaza there? Actually, I guess we can say one level is for the riverwalk, and the upper level is the actual buiding's plaza. Can any of you guys see what I'm talking about?

If that plaza is actually 2 levels, I will ejaculate right this instant
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:00 AM   #128
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That's lovely TUP. Almost as lovely as the building itself.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 02:07 AM   #129
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WOW, this building looks nice! I love how they tucked the parking underground--always my favorite (next to ground level retail )

By the way, am I seeing a 2-level plaza there? Actually, I guess we can say one level is for the riverwalk, and the upper level is the actual buiding's plaza. Can any of you guys see what I'm talking about?

If that plaza is actually 2 levels, I will ejaculate right this instant
I was looking at the 345 N Wells site today,


Make of it what you will.

The lower part might be the actual "riverwalk" but it looks to be connected to 300's plaza/restaurant/whatever it is.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 03:53 AM   #130
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I'm loving this one
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
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But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #131
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I really like this project alot also. I'm glad its one of the good ones I get to work on often.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 05:55 PM   #132
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Sorry for otp: richardsonhomebuyers, can you find out the info regarding an empty lot fronting NBC tower at Chicago River? It will be the residential tower designed by Helmut Jahn especially bldg height.
Just curious.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #133
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^i wish that one was still the som design even though i like and respect Helmut Jahn's work.

but more on topic , i always felt this one was a beauty!
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:13 PM   #134
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Yes, this bldg is a beauty.

Hopefully, it sparks the office boom, along with picking-up-the-pace hotel boom and already-explosive residential boom.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 11:41 PM   #135
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Maybe after the huge residential/hotel boom, the office boom can start up and take us into the next decade.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #136
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Chi Coruscant sorry haven't seen anything on that building. Could be another company is doing that one.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:34 AM   #137
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The more secrets you reveal the higher your post count
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #138
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Just saw today that to the very top of the building the height is 809'
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #139
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^ seriously, 34' extra? Did the building increase its height or just add the spire?
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #140
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Wow, another 800 footer for Chicago! Geez, these are becoming more and more plentiful in the city. More than any US city right now! Wow!!!!!
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