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Old December 29th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #141
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I like the idea of putting a park there.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #142
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Old April 11th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #143
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^ I beg you to tell me that the podium is not all parking
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Old April 12th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #144
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It looks like the podium will be at least partially clad in occupiable space. I seem to remember that this tower will have a small office component, targeted mostly at the medical sector (for obvious reasons, considering the neighborhood). The lights shown through the windows on the podium look like office space, so I'm assuming that these professional offices will surround the garage.

Also, bear in mind that the 11-story parking garage you see on the left in BVic's second photo is already there. It's not quite as bad as it first appears.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #145
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Wow I actually like how it looks! It's a cool color. How tall is this one going to be?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #146
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Tower 1 - 695 ft.
Tower 2 - 590 ft.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #147
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http://chicagojournal.com/main.asp?S...62&TM=4443.153

Plan Commission approves McClurg high-rises
SOAR, Reilly support project that would replace

By Ben Myers


The Chicago Plan Commission Thursday approved two new mixed-use high-rises along the 600 block of North McClurg, between Erie and Ontario.
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Lee Golub, executive vice-president of Golub & Co., which proposed the project, said the company is committed to commemorating site's history. That could mean a statue in a 7,100-square-foot park, which is part of the proposal.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #148
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This project is a win/win situation. I love it!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #149
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Even Ald. Brendan Reilly is on board in supporting the McClurg high-rise project.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #150
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I see that Children's Memorial has issued a "Construction Alert" as they are about to begin site developement for the new hospital at 225 E. Chicago.

They have an interesting site with details and schedules at: http://www.childrensmemorial.org/new...l/construction

This presentation has some great diagrams and renderings -- worth a look: http://www.childrensmemorial.org/doc...ion_042408.pdf

Here's the project timetable from the site:

Work begins
Week of May 5, 2008

Excavation
Summer '08–Spring '09

Core construction
Spring '09– Summer '10:

Shell construction
Summer '09–Spring '11

Interior build out
Summer '09–Summer '12

Site work
Spring '11–Spring '12:

Opening
Spring/Summer 2012
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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #151
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Not bad for a hospital!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #152
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Apparently, they haven't resolved the helipad issue yet.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #153
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Looks like the "Dunham" building is being demolished along with Northwestern Memorial's MRI facility adjacent to it.

Could be just parking as I speculated below, or maybe NWM has something else in mind. The following is from my post on the Streeterville Development thread:



This is from S.O.A.R.'s October 1, 2007 web Newsbrief.

"SOAR was alerted this morning regarding the demolition schedule for Northwestern Memorial Hospital's buildings at 400 E. Ontario (at McClurg) and 450 E. Ohio (just west of Lake Shore Drive.) Demolition activities will begin this week, starting with placement of barriers, scaffolding and fencing. This work will continue into next week. Demolition for these two buildings and the Huron Street Bridge is expected to be completed the week of November 19."

The MRI site is one of the three potential sites for the required Children's Memorial parking garage (the other two are the Rehab Institute lot at McClurg btw Grand & Ohio and the old VA Hospital site).

Does anyone know what happened to this site since the burnham building was torn last year? I lived next to it for years and it was a good looking building that was built in the early 1900's???????

Is it a parking lot for Northwestern Hospital..........
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Old July 9th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #154
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The old Dunham Building site is just empty space (for now).

The demolishing of the old VA Hospital has begun, but I do not know of NWMH plans for the site. I doubt that the Hospital would sell this location to developers because it resides so close to the existing hospital center.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #155
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The old Dunham Building site is just empty space (for now).

The demolishing of the old VA Hospital has begun, but I do not know of NWMH plans for the site. I doubt that the Hospital would sell this location to developers because it resides so close to the existing hospital center.
Thanks for the insight. maybe the will sell the parking lot that they own at the southeast corner of ohio and mcclurg and use the other sites that they just torn down as parking for their employees.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #156
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Here's some info on the parking lot situation

This is from the “Northwestern Campus Traffic and Parking Study” dated May 16, 2007 – The whole study is available on the Northwestern Memorial website (http://www.childrensmemorial.org/doc...ffic_study.pdf)

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The institutions have currently committed to build additional parking capacity for 800 to 1300
parkers on or near their Streeterville campus by 2012. Potential sites may include the former
VA research facility on the Northeast corner of Ontario Street and McClurg Court, the site of
NMH’s current MRI facility at 441 E. Ontario Street, and RIC’s employee parking lot on the
southeast corner of Ohio Street and McClurg Court.

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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #157
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^ Ugh.... That's horrible. I would hate to see more butt-ugly garages in Streeterville. If SOAR has any sense they will pressure Northwestern to do something more creative than nasty multi-level blank walls of despair.

How about promoting & improving transit service to the area? Unfortunately that's not on that shitty Alderman's radar, he's too busy downsizing every project he surveys so that Billy Bob can find easy & cheap parking for his redneck pickup truck..
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Old August 19th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #158
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...,7988694.story

Work on former athletic club to start in September

By Jeanette Almada
August 17, 2008


...Work on the building's facade is slated to begin by the end of September and will include adding balconies to its west face. Interior work will begin next summer, according to Kristin Turner, a managing member of the LLC.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #159
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http://www.suntimes.com/business/roe...eder17.article

Ronald McDonald's new digs
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...Porter plans a 13-story building that would be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. It would contain 90 guest rooms and be designed by the firm Antunovich & Associates.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:03 AM   #160
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Streeterville

Hello- I'm relocating to Chicago in January and was hoping to get some advice on potential residential condo buildings in the Streeterville area. Thanks!
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