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Old March 27th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #201
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I'm hearing that things are going ahead this year on the project to widen the apron east of Lake Shore Drive between Ohio and Oak. This would add 200 feet of dry land, some of which would actually have grass or plants of some kind—an interesting concept for a park. I'm not sure if this is a Park District, city, or IDOT project. Probably all three.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #202
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Is it me or are these medical buildings getting progressively fatter and uglier?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #203
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^ Well, we are talking about an injection of thousands of good paying jobs (some of which are really well-paying) downtown that could easily have gone to the suburbs.

That, in turn, may encourage at least some people, especially those with the means, to move into the city and sell off that house in Wilmette.

Which, in turn, may add just a bit more fuel to another condo boom in the future.

So I think I'll let the "fat-ness" of the Hospital slide..
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Old July 11th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #204
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Illinois and Fairbanks

Hey guys...this is my first post...wow!

Anyway, I have been seeing activity at a vacant site on the south-easy corner of Illinois and Fairbanks. It is the site that is across from the AMC theater. It used to be a parking lot, but the lot was cleared about two years ago to make way for a new apartment/condo building. The lot became overgrown over the last two years and was untouched. In the last few days equipment was brought in the basically just till the soil or something. There are also flood lights running on generators. Any news?
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Old July 13th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #205
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Ok false alarm...I think I figured it out. More and more strange equipment and debris has been showing up at the lot, and since watching the news and seeing footage of the Transformers 3 filming, I'm guessing they are using this lot as a dumping ground for spent street lights and chunks of blow up buildings and streets.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #206
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One more post (sorry)...I'd love to post some pictures I took (as well as other pictures in the future) but I seem to not have administrator approval. Is that something that will come eventually, or do I need to verify my account or something? Thanks!
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Old July 13th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #207
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This site doesn't host pictures directly. You need to post them in other places (photobucket, imageshack, flikr, etc.) and then link to them in your posts.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 02:22 AM   #208
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Old July 14th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #209
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Old July 15th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #210
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man that lady loves to point something out
wherever she goes, but her faithful companion
atleast is very attentive when she does

i wonder what she is pointing at in the last frame?
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Old July 24th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #211
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Old July 25th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #212
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^Nice shots, spyguy. Lurie is looking very good, particularly the cantilevered section w/the hand. I am pleased thus far.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #213
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^Nice shots, spyguy. Lurie is looking very good, particularly the cantilevered section w/the hand. I am pleased thus far.
You should see the inside! I have never been more impressed with a buildings mechanical system than I was with the new Childrens Memorial.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:10 AM   #214
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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...ehab-institute

Northwestern Hospital buys Streeterville parcel from Rehab Institute
By: Mike Colias August 25, 2010


Northwestern Memorial Hospital has taken full ownership of a prime piece of property adjacent to its facility, a key piece in the growth plans for the city's biggest hospital.

Northwestern last month finalized a deal with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to acquire the eastern portion of the former Lakeside Veterans Affairs hospital site at 333 E. Huron St.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:29 PM   #215
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With the Post Office set to move to Streeter Place, their old building on Ontario is for sale. Next door is a seemingly vacant skinny highrise and next to that is the empty Film & Tape Works building (which I like). Seems like it would be a great opportunity for a developer or NMH to purchase and redevelop all three rather than destroy the few remaining historic buildings in that area. Also across the street is this longtime proposal to replace several ugly midrise buildings next to Les Nomades:
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Old October 21st, 2010, 07:42 PM   #216
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Is that 20 floors? doesn't seem like it would do much for the area but its better than no highrise I guess...
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Old October 28th, 2010, 03:51 AM   #217
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http://ww2.chicagolandchamber.org/su...477&NEH_ID=267

A New Neighbor is Coming to Streeterville

...Due to open in September 2012, this 14 story House built to LEED Certification (Silver) status, will also serve the families of children receiving treatment at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Prentice Women's Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

...The charity has already raised over half of the $30 million needed to build the new House near Lurie Children's and has a financing commitment from Fifth Third Bank.

Groundbreaking Ceremony & Post Celebration
211 East Grand Site & Navy Pier McDonald's
November 9, 2010

- Actual Groundbreaking
February 2011

- House Completion
July 2012

- House Grand Opening
September 2012
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Old November 6th, 2010, 02:11 AM   #218
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http://chicagoagentmagazine.com/winners-and-losers/

Winners and Losers
5 November 2010


...Related Midwest is also going forward with 500 apartments on the land The Peshtigo was on, but plan to change the name. Good thing because the old one was too fishy.
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Previous design of the The Peshtigo:

No word on whether they intend to keep this design after the switch to rentals.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #219
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Awful architecture! I hope they change it and scale it back down.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #220
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I don't care for the design much but I think it should definitely keep its heights
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