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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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CHICAGO | 108 North State Street (Block 37) Development News

108 North State Street, also known as Block 37, is a star-crossed tract of long-vacant land in the heart of Chicago's Loop. It is bounded by State on the East, Dearborn on the West, Randolph to the North, and Washington to the South. The ambitious mixed-used project includes an already-topped out CBS2 Broadcast Center (17 floors), a retail center, a condo tower, a hotel, and an underground CTA station providing express service to O'Hare Airport.

What Block 37 looked like before demolition in 1989 (corner of State and Randolph):


Renderings have been cryptic and scarce, and it is still unknown exactly what the hotel and condo will look like:





The CBS2 Broadcast Center, which will have a street-level television studio:



Construction photos:
CBS2 Broadcast Center (all by Retrograde):




All By ambient:
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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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Shouldn't this be in the highrise section?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #3
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Renderings? Details?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Since the person who started this thread put no information in the opening post except a dead link, I edited it to include some background info, photos, and renderings.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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Something smells a bit fishy here -- this is a huge project halfway through construction, and the homepage got pulled down. They must be changing a few plans.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #6
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maybe so, hopefully someone can get to the bottom of it.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #7
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Update by ambient as SSP (9/12/07):

A core--for god knows what--is rising:
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Old September 15th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #8
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A core--for god knows what--is rising
I doubt even God would know. I walk past this site every day, and cannot hazard any better of a guess. Hopefully the airport express trains are still in the works; I would consider buying a unit there if that's the case.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #9
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pretty nice add for such a place in the city.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #10
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Something smells a bit fishy here -- this is a huge project halfway through construction, and the homepage got pulled down. They must be changing a few plans.
They original developers went into cost overruns before they even started the project...I think they have switched developers or something...dont quote me on that!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #11
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how is there a huge project being built in the middle of a city and nobody knows what the hell it is?
That seems very weird.
Does anyone know hight or floors or anything?
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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #12
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I have no idea. I have seen everything from 21 stories to 49 stories.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #13
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how crazy.
hmm........
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Old September 27th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #14
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Hopefully the airport express trains are still in the works; I would consider buying a unit there if that's the case.
The CTA station connecting the Red and Blue Lines is a go; it's been under construction for a while now. By the way, in the opening post, I erroneously stated there would be an express connection to Midway. There won't be.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:38 PM   #15
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Two recent news items:

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Apple eyes roost on State Street
IPod maker among retailers in Block 37 talks

By Eddie Baeb


Apple Inc. aims to put down roots on State Street as part of the Block 37 project.

Joseph Freed & Associates LLC, the Palatine-based developer of the retail and residential portion of the project, is in talks with Apple, as well as a host of other higher-end retailers including Coach, Puma, J. Crew and Zara, sources familiar with the plans say.

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Theater a coming attraction at Block 37
By Sandra M. Jones

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October 31, 2007

A luxury movie house is headed for the Loop.

Muvico Entertainment LLC signed a letter of intent to open an 800-seat, seven-screen movie complex at 108 N. State St., also known as Block 37, Michael Whalen, president and chief executive of the Ft. Lauderdale-based company, told the Tribune on Tuesday...
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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:58 PM   #16
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Do we really need another theater in that area? Granted it's a movie theater, not a stage theater, but still. Sounds way too expensive..I'd never go, but I guess there's a market for it. I'd rather go to Three Penny. :-]
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 07:43 AM   #17
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A movie theater in Block 37, in addition to a direct link to O'Hare downstairs? I'm so moving there.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:27 AM   #18
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I would move there is I had the money....
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Old November 4th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #19
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I would move there is I had the money....
It can't be that bad, can it? I'd assume it's vastly cheaper than some of the ridiculous stuff going up, such as CS.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #20
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I was looking for the renders of the [ final ] finished product and you supplied them well.

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