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Old October 28th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #341
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:48 PM   #342
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2520 Lakeview

At today's CAF lecture, Lucien Lagrange mentioned that the chapel would be preserved and that the developer had purchased some more property that allows the parking to all be underground, topped by a private park.

He also showed an alternate sleek modern glass skin that the current developer had requested before coming around to Lagrange's view that neoclassicism had the most appeal for the market. The current developer also asked Lagrange to put in smaller units, which buyers are now combining to make the larger units American Invsco and Lagrange had thought right for the market in the first place. It may be that a lower number of units also helps the parking situation.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 04:36 AM   #343
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aren't many of the structures being demolished historic?
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 04:57 AM   #344
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There are a few pieces of equipment on the New City site, it looks like demo should be starting soon.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:04 AM   #345
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aren't many of the structures being demolished historic?
The old portion of the former Columbus Hospital and Cabrini Hall are the only structures being demolished that can be considered historic.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #346
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The old portion of the former Columbus Hospital and Cabrini Hall are the only structures being demolished that can be considered historic.
Are they stripping the buildings of their fixtures? Why not salvage the facade?
Atleast the chapel is being preserved.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #347
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http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/m...searchType=all

Hospital's razing unshrouds shrine
Lincoln Park condo plan to preserve saint's site

By Virginia Groark


The recent demolition of a portion of Columbus Hospital not only marks the first visible work on Lincoln Park's biggest condominium development in decades, it also has unveiled a religious site that few knew existed.
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Under the plan, the chapel will be located in a one-acre park behind the three-tower condo building and next to townhouses. A public entrance will be located at West James Place and North Lakeview Avenue.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #348
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Why not salvage the facade?
That's a question I raised a few pages back. I'm not sure what will become of the facade.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #349
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Passed by the old New City YMCA site today - the Y is gone now, just a pile of rubble. Also, most of the steel frame for the Shops portion of the British School is assembled (that was really fast!). However, no action (that I can see) on the old BP/new Apple Store beyond the plywood sidewalk partitions that have been up already for weeks... Didn't have my camera with me or I'd have snapped some shots - sorry.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #350
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[QUOTE=creil;10791482]Finkl to be acquired, close North Side plant

(Crain’s) — After agreeing to be bought by a German steel company, A. Finkl & Sons Co. is shutting down its factory on the western edge of Lincoln Park, its home since 1902.

Finkl, a steelmaker that employs 350 people in the complex, plans to relocate either to the former Verson Steel property on Chicago’s South Side, which it acquired in June, or a site in Quebec that it recently agreed to buy, says Finkl Chairman Bruce Liimatainen.

The company has run out of space at its current location, just west of Clybourn and Cortland avenues, and can’t get enough power to meet its needs, he says.

Finkl’s ambitious growth plans are tied to its announcement Thursday that it is being acquired by Schmolz+Bickenbach A.G., a Dusseldorf-based steel company with $4.7 billion in revenue and 10,000 employees. Both companies make steel that manufacturers and tool-and-die makers use to produce factory tools, and the combined company will be the largest tool steel producer in the world, Mr. Liimatainen says.

The acquisition will “bring a lot of tonnage to the new facility when it’s built,” he says. It gets “us into a worldwide distribution network that (Schmolz+Bickenbach) already have in place.”

Finkl’s acquisition of the 44-acre Verson Steel site in June had fueled speculation that the company was planning to move from its current complex, which sits on an industrial peninsula surrounded by an ocean of residential and retail development.
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Has anyone heard any recent developments on the Finkl site, in the past few months or so?
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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #351
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^Glad to hear the sale officially went through as I remember reading about this deal many months back. Now the question is whether the site will remain part of the PMD or be opened up for some type of mixed-use development. I'm in favor of the latter because (1) positioning industry in close proximity to downtown is an out-dated idea and (2) that area sits adjacent to one of Chicago's most vibrant neighborhoods, Lincoln Park.

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FYI... Cabrini Hall is officially undergoing demolition. R.I.P.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #352
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^Glad to hear the sale officially went through as I remember reading about this deal many months back. Now the question is whether the site will remain part of the PMD or be opened up for some type of mixed-use development. I'm in favor of the latter because (1) positioning industry in close proximity to downtown is an out-dated idea and (2) that area sits adjacent to one of Chicago's most vibrant neighborhoods, Lincoln Park.

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FYI... Cabrini Hall is officially undergoing demolition. R.I.P.
I apologize for the confusion - the article was a few months old! I posted one line underneath it asking if anyone knew if there were any new developments on the Finkl site....sorry for the confusion!
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Old December 21st, 2007, 05:01 AM   #353
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The North Avenue Bridge has one lane each way open. Just drove over it tonight. This is a real gem for this area. The lighting on it is spectacular.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 03:42 PM   #354
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Is the north ave. bridge the only suspension bridge in the city?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:55 PM   #355
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Old December 21st, 2007, 07:16 PM   #356
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^Theyre really trying to go for that three-buildings-in-one look huh.

This ones been in site prep for over a year now.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:27 PM   #357
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:42 PM   #358
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Nice update.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #359
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Old December 26th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #360
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That's a question I raised a few pages back. I'm not sure what will become of the facade.
Hmm, it seems like such a waste, especially compared to what will replace it.
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