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50-story office tower to begin construction next to Union Station after getting $476 million loan

As seen Chicago Tribune Work is set to begin this month on a 1.5 million-square-foot office tower alongside Union Station, after the developers landed a $476 million construction loan. BMO Tower will be under construction once demolition of a parking garage is completed on the site at 320 S. Canal St., said John O’Donnell, CEO   Continue Reading

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Column: Top architecture awards go to riverfront skyscraper, U. of C.’s public policy school and IIT’s innovation center

As seen Chicago Tribune A 54-story riverfront tower, whose sloping lower walls have led it to be nicknamed “The Tuning Fork,” was among the top winners Friday night as Chicago architects gathered to celebrate their best work and mark the 150th anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago chapter. The tower, 150 N. Riverside, designed   Continue Reading

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A new Wacker Drive skyscraper — the tallest office tower to be built in Chicago in the last three decades — is about to reach its full height

As seen Chicago Tribune Construction of Chicago’s tallest office tower in 30 years is about to top out, providing another milestone in the city’s decadelong construction boom. Bank of America Tower, a 55-story building under construction along the Chicago River at 110 N. Wacker Drive, is scheduled to reach its full height later this month,   Continue Reading

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Goettsch, Thornton Tomasetti, Clark Tame 110 N. Wacker’s Tight Site

As seen ENR Midwest After taming the tight site of 150 N. Riverside, Riverside Investment and Development, Goettsch Partners, Clark Construction and several other members of that project team found themselves building another office tower directly across the Chicago River from their award-winning project completed just two years ago. “You don’t often get a chance   Continue Reading

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Union Station parking garage closes, prepares to bite the dust for office high-rise

As seen Curbed Chicago A garage located across the street from Chicago Union Station will permanently close on September 30. Once demolished, Riverside Investment & Development will erect a 700-foot-tall skyscraper anchored by BMO Financial Group in its place. The Amtrak-owned concrete structure at 210 S. Canal Street currently serves a mix of transient and monthly parkers   Continue Reading

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Giving voice to coral reefs in crisis

LED panels imagine how the “flow” of human activity impacts the health of the reef As seen Northwestern Now A teeming world of marine life, displayed on 89 giant panels, immerses viewers inside a thriving coral ecosystem. Colorful, undulating creatures dance to a score of celestial harmonies providing a glimpse of an underwater world often   Continue Reading

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Law firm row: 110 North Wacker inks lease with yet another legal firm

As seen The Real Deal Yet another law firm is decamping for the under-construction 110 North Wacker Drive, helping the office tower from Riverside Investment and Development and Howard Hughes Corporation reach a leasing landmark. Law firm Jones Day will lease four floors at 110 North Wacker, putting the tower at 1 million feet leased   Continue Reading

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Four Midwest developments named as finalists for ULI Global Awards for Excellence

As seen RE Journals Of the 19 developments from around the globe that have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2019 Global Awards for Excellence competition, four are located in the Midwest. Widely recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious honors, the Global Awards for Excellence recognize real   Continue Reading

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Innovative Chicago Building Earns 2019 OCEA Honors

As seen ASCE News And the winner is … The 150 North Riverside project in Chicago earned the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, announced Thursday night at ASCE’s 20th annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala. The OCEA award, established in 1960, recognizes the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents   Continue Reading

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Chicago leads the way in skyscraper innovation: Orbitz

As seen Chicago Sun Times When it comes to skyscraper design, Chicago appears to stand tall above architecture in other cities. Orbitz, a travel fare website, created an illustrated timeline of 20 of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers, shown in order to display the evolution of the city’s skyline. “Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper   Continue Reading

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