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Old November 12th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #81
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New building between State and Wabash on Huron

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/15836...on-Chicago-IL/

This building is pretty much framed out in steel at this point.

They started the footings and the steel before taking down the old structure. At first it looked like a remodel...but now most of the original building has been dismantled. I live around the corner and have heard nothing regarding tennants, etc. The building permit says Stone Street Partners, LLC.

Previously there was a low-rise slope-roofed building that served as the sales center for the neighboring Pinnacle.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #82
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^That's ikram's new store.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #83
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Looks like Hines is the new developer behind the Grossinger redevelopment on Wells. They're stating that construction is to begin this spring.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #84
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Looks like Hines is the new developer behind the Grossinger redevelopment on Wells. They're stating that construction is to begin this spring.
Oooh. Very skeptical on this architecture wise. The colors seem like they might end up as vomit.

Still given the state of highrise or even midrise construction here; I suppose we should just take what we can get.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #85
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http://www.chicagomag.com/Radar/Deal...or-Demolition/

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gold Coast Love Nest Slated for Demolition
By Dennis Rodkin


The buyers of the red brick house at 25 East Cedar Street where Frank Lloyd Wright lived during one of the most tumultuous chapters of his life will tear it down and build a new residence on the site, according to the real-estate agent for the home’s sellers. The sale closed on Tuesday, and the buyers, not yet identified in public records, paid $1.5 million for the property; the sellers, Gordy and Clari Siegel, had been asking $1.7 million. A Chicago Tribute sign in front of the house notes that Wright once lived in the home, but the place does not have landmark status.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #86
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Total wast to knock that down,
UNLESS you are putting up a nice highrise.

Knockdown cool old house
to put up new house?
Dumb.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 04:55 PM   #87
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^not dumb. Retarded.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 02:22 AM   #88
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"Very skeptical on this architecture wise. The colors seem like they might end up as vomit."

As for me the colors of the building is look great. Very cool in my eyes. LOL

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 06:12 AM   #89
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Total wast to knock that down,
UNLESS you are putting up a nice highrise.

Knockdown cool old house
to put up new house?
Dumb.
A nice highrise? On a 30ft lot? In this market? Are you kidding me?

You are knocking down a "cool old house" because its foundations have been fully compromised, its exterior masonry is being torn apart, the interior floors are sloping following the direction of the failing foundation, the interior has not been renovated in decades and... its just not worth saving. There is nothing significant about this house. Yes, FLW lived there, but for only a short time and he did not have a hand in any of the architecture of the building. His presence alone does not warrant preservation.

Buildings don't last forever, they have life cycles and each comes to a point where the discussion of whether it is worth investing the capital to save it must occur. Not all deserve the effort. Best to save for those that do.

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^not dumb. Retarded.
Guess you should have ponied up the $1.5 million to buy it and another $1.5 million for repairs then.

Once again, its just not worth saving.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #90
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I hope their plans don't include massive amounts of parking, but good to see that Scottish Rite will be preserved in some way.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...#axzz1Dgtk0XiX

Taking Names: Suburban mega-church to land in Gold Coast
By: Shia Kapos February 14, 2011


A tony block in the Gold Coast will soon include an unlikely resident: a suburban-based mega-church.

The new home of Harvest Bible Chapel is so far noted only by a temporary sign. Neighbors, many of whom attend nearby Holy Name Cathedral or Fourth Presbyterian (both also quite large), say they haven't heard a peep about its plans.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #91
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^ I guess, but I"m not a big fan of religious institutions in general.

But whatever--it was already a church anyhow..
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Old February 15th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #92
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A nice highrise? On a 30ft lot? In this market? Are you kidding me?

You are knocking down a "cool old house" because its foundations have been fully compromised, its exterior masonry is being torn apart, the interior floors are sloping following the direction of the failing foundation, the interior has not been renovated in decades and... its just not worth saving. There is nothing significant about this house. Yes, FLW lived there, but for only a short time and he did not have a hand in any of the architecture of the building. His presence alone does not warrant preservation.

Buildings don't last forever, they have life cycles and each comes to a point where the discussion of whether it is worth investing the capital to save it must occur. Not all deserve the effort. Best to save for those that do.


Guess you should have ponied up the $1.5 million to buy it and another $1.5 million for repairs then.

Once again, its just not worth saving.

So the new construction building will cost how much to build?
At the very least I would put a small condo building there.
Small condo buildings are the best as far as condo buildings go
you have lower assesment costs
and less hassles with having alot of other people on the condo board.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #93
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yea the lot is wide enough for a 5 story building. I'd be happy with anything above 3 floors over another vacant lot... they could keep it closed off until it crumbles on its own instead knocking it down for nothing imo...
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Old February 17th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #94
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yea the lot is wide enough for a 5 story building. I'd be happy with anything above 3 floors over another vacant lot... they could keep it closed off until it crumbles on its own instead knocking it down for nothing imo...
Who ever said they were leaving it a vacant lot?

The purchasers are demolishing it to build their own new construction residence.

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Old February 17th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #95
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^okay now that makes much more sense...
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Old February 21st, 2011, 10:16 PM   #96
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A new retail building on Walton is set to replace these buildings. Already the Underground Wonder Bar and Tom's Gold Coast shoe repair have relocated in anticipation of demolition.

First the new building, about 8000 sf of retail on two floors (although that could always change depending on the tenant):


And the buildings it will replace:

Originally, only the two buildings on the left were supposed to go. However, the developer recently gained control of the last building and now that will be demolished as well.

Since this is the only portion of the block not to have been leveled in recent years, I think it's appropriate to note the changes that have occurred in the area:

2002

2010


In between 30 W Oak, a new Ogden school, 10 E Delaware, Walton on the Park, Elysian, Barneys, Walgreens, lululemon, and 50 E Chestnut were built.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 11:31 PM   #97
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^ The suburbanization of the Gold Coast.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 12:30 AM   #98
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^ The suburbanization of the Gold Coast.
I dont know whats wrong with some people in Chicago.
I could see knocking down the two buildings to the right,
but jeez, that greystone with the black baywindows is a stunner.

Are they really going to tear that down?
So you would replace 3 four story buildings with
one two story building? Thats dumb.

Also that greystone has a cool underground store.
How common is that? That would be a cool space for a bar.

Super super super dumb.

They have knocked a bunch of older buildings
right around there and replaced them with
rather inferior two story crumb bums.
Like that walgreens right next door.
They are really making that area sterile and dull.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:48 PM   #99
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RIP, Underground Wonder Bar. You were a bit of a dive, and I only visited you once, but that one evening of Long Island Iced Teas (and the resulting insanity) I will remember forever...hazily.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 08:03 PM   #100
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I can't wait for the day I'm able to develop this city with out worrying much about my investments.....
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