Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on March 30, 2010
So although I wasn’t happy to see two old buildings demolished, I’m glad there will be a patch of green and trees in the middle of the Loop. The John Buck Company, developer of the neighboring 155 N. Wacker, is helping to develop this new downtown public plaza located at Randolph and Franklin Streets. Now for the fun part, Chicago taxpayers are footing the $7MM bill for this public plaza through TIF funds.
Photos courtesy of Skyscraperpage contributer, ‘george.’
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Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on January 29, 2010
Just caught these plans for a new residential high rise building on the real estate message board, Skyscraperpage. The proposed building, designed by Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch, will replace one of the many parking lots in Chicago’s West Loop and Greektown neighborhoods on Green Street between Van Buren and Jackson.
The Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch website describes the building as having around 370,000 square feet in 28 story’s, eight of which will be above ground parking clad in glazed horizontal windows. With the current plans, I’m definitely on the road to really liking the building. The base from far away actually looks pretty interesting but once you see a close up photo, my opinion goes a complete 180… It just looks so boring and sterile especially when it’s surrounded by dozens of old, detailed, brick buildings. Please come up with something better!
Check out the Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch website for information on the firm and their other projects!
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