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Old October 28th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #1
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River North Development News

TUP started a thread a while back about all the surface parking lots in the River North area--and when I was in the city this summer, it kinda bothered me too.{even though it's still a great neighborhood}

But what I also noticed was how much the situation had improved since I was there in June 2004.

I was hoping we could track the progress here; I've made a few additions, but my knowledge about the city's developments is pretty limited.
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Number 1
Hudson Tower--remaining part of block?
26 Floors
Residential
264 feet.


Number 1
Rowhomes.


Number 3
Completed condo building--around 15 floors

Number 4
U/C condo building--I think it will be identical to #3.

Number 5
Residential; 47 floors.
"The project will include a landscaped public riverwalk along the North Branch of the Chicago River, running from the tower site at Grand Avenue south to Kinzie Street."





Number 6
Residential; 35 floors. 450 feet.


Number 7
Friedman-Stein proposal; which would consist of condos, a hotel chain new to the city, and 50,000 square feet of retail.


Number 8
"350,000 square foot mixed-use LEED certified commercial condominium"


Number 9
50 floors--775 feet.
Office


Number 10:
156 W. Superior


Number 11
The Superior at LaSalle
14 floors/186'


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So, yeah, I'm missing a lot of current projects and already completed developments--but I'm hoping you guys can help me out. The "other downtown projects" thread is great, and the two Chicago threads over at SSP are loaded with this stuff. I'd try and add them myself but I have a hard time figuring out their exact location using the addresses provided.

-pottebaum.

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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #2
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Nice work Pottebaum. The Grand Kingsbury is going into a vacant stretch immediately north of the East Bank Club. It amounts to turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Frumie! I just added it--right location?
Also, there's this thread at SSP:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...5&pagenumber=1

Many of the projects look like they're going up in RiverNorth, but I can't quite find the right location on the map. Anybody able to help me with this?

Another huge concern of mine is that I'm missing completed projects, since this picture is somewhere around 2 years old..which is quite old in Chicago years. Are there any obvious additions I should add?
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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:52 AM   #4
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If you go to Emporis' site and click on Kingsbury Zone and the other rivernorth zones, you'll get a slew of projects underconstruction and completed; these come with location and dates. If you have the energy, I for one would be eager to see the complete picture.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #5
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I'll need input from all you guys(especially on completed buildings; they won't be listed anywhere), but yeah, I'm up to that!
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:03 AM   #6
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Alright--here's what's happening in Kingsbury Park; it only includes highrises. Which proposals do you think are serious enough to include?

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/zo/?id=100010
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Alright--here's what's happening in Kingsbury Park; it only includes highrises. Which proposals do you think are serious enough to include?

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/zo/?id=100010
Erie on the Park is one of my favorites; so is the one that is across the street. Both are ectoskeletal structures. Huron Pointe is worthy of inclusion IMO.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:46 AM   #8
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I'll make sure to include those, Frumie, but it might not be tonight. Emporis' servers appear to be down.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 05:18 PM   #9
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You could also browse Steely's master list of U/C, proposed, and completed highrises on SSP. There you'll get renderings, links to their websites, and all of that great stuff
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Old October 28th, 2005, 05:28 PM   #10
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TUP is correct. Steely's master list of the high-rise is the best and most informative all about Chicago. See 150 E Ontario and the Silver Tower; they are proposed high-rise residential towers in River North. I am sure there are more.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 05:53 PM   #11
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A small suggestion for what it's worth: perhaps you could color code the underconstruction sites differently from the completed and proposed sites? The colors can be changed as things develop.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #12
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Great idea, I would love to see something like that done on an aerial of the entire greater downtown area, not just river north.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #13
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Why would somebody want to build a 55 storey office building that is not only outside the Loop (north of the river), but removed from the west Loop metra stations? This isn't prime office building country.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #14
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Do you know if anything has gone up in that gigantic lot across the street from East Bank club?
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Old October 29th, 2005, 06:04 AM   #15
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-teeny tiny update-
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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #16
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Here are some you might want to add:

156 W. Superior - U/C - Not sure about the floors and height


The Superior at LaSalle - U/C - 14 floors/186'


They are being built right next to each other. I believe the exact address for The Superior at LaSalle is 150 W. Superior.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:15 AM   #17
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Very cool; thanks! But could you tell me which blocks they're being built on? The addresses help, but I have a hard time narrowing it down using nothing but Google Earth.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:20 AM   #18
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^Alright, I can do that. But I have to first ask, is the northernmost street in your photo Chicago Ave? I can clearly see State, then Dearborn, the Clark, and then LaSalle.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:21 AM   #19
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The one right above the Montgomery Ward building? Yep, that's Chicago Ave.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 08:26 AM   #20
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Okay, do you know which street is LaSalle? The right side of the green box with the number 9 is right up against the west side of LaSalle St.
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