Goettsch Goes Beast Mode at Lincoln Park Cat House

“Attica! Attica! Attica!” If the only reason you go to the Lincoln Park Zoo is for the Christmas lights display, now there’s another reason: To check out the historic Lion House. Even we have to admit the Lion House was pretty depressing. It smelled bad. It was crowded. It was noisy. And you can’t help… Continue reading Goettsch Goes Beast Mode at Lincoln Park Cat House

“The House That Bozo Built” Will Likely Meet a Wrecking Ball

A fairly anonymous three-story brick building at 2501 West Bradley Place in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood may be torn down in the next few years. It’s been sold to Houston mega real estate developer Hines. WGN-TV (file) This isn’t just any building. It’s the home of WGN-TV. The television station moved to this building in… Continue reading “The House That Bozo Built” Will Likely Meet a Wrecking Ball

Chicago’s Third-Tallest Building to Add a Floor

You know how when you get a brand new car, the first time you leave it in a Jewel parking lot, someone manages to roll a cart into the shiny shiny paint? Something like that is happening in Lakeshore East. St. Regis-Chicago Hotel and Residences and a Little Bit of Retail and a Restaurant and… Continue reading Chicago’s Third-Tallest Building to Add a Floor

SOM Bakes Up 2 Skyscrapers To Replace ADM Flour Mill

A lot of people had strong feelings when the old ADM flour mill at 1300 West Carroll Street was turned into powdermilk biscuits earlier this year. Some people thought such an industrial legacy no longer belonged so close to downtown Chicago. Others who had lived in the city longer had grown to love it, and… Continue reading SOM Bakes Up 2 Skyscrapers To Replace ADM Flour Mill

Skyscraper at 210 North Morgan Seeks Approval

Earlier this week, we predicted that the paperwork for a new skyscraper at 210 North Morgan Street in West Town would hit City Hall, and now here it is. October, 2021 rendering of 210 North Morgan. 210 is a project from Newcastle Limited, designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, that will reach 380 feet into the… Continue reading Skyscraper at 210 North Morgan Seeks Approval

Lincoln Park Nunnery To Become Lux Homes

It was about six months ago that we told you that the nuns who run the Cenacle retreat in Lincoln Park were ready to move on. Now we know more about this property’s future. Considering its location, it’s not surprising in any way that Dennis Rodkin from Crain’s Chicago Business was on WGN Morning News… Continue reading Lincoln Park Nunnery To Become Lux Homes

West Town Skyscraper All Buttons and Bows Ahead of Debut

Word on the street (well, the offices, but you know what we mean) is that the developers of the new skyscraper planned for 210 North Morgan Street have just filed paperwork for formal/final approval. We’re told to expect to see details and diagrams by the end of this week. October, 2021 rendering of 210 North… Continue reading West Town Skyscraper All Buttons and Bows Ahead of Debut