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14 Sep 2017

Fifty Floors and Still Rising at One Bennett Park


One of our favorite construction projects of 2017 has reached a milestone. Construction at One Bennett Park, the condos-over-apartments stack at 451 East Grand Avenue has reached the 50th floor. That means with this latest concrete pour, the Related Midwest skyscraper is at 71% of its eventual 70-floor stature. If you’d like to measure its progress in height, then it’s up to 540 feet; or 65% of its eventual 836-foot height.

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20 Jun 2017

27-story Uptown apartment tower scores full construction permit
The project will deliver 373 residential units to the corner of Montrose and Claredon


The North Side’s next lakefront high-rise has been cleared to keep climbing towards its 27-story final height. Known as Eight Eleven Uptown, the development landed a full, $45 million construction permit yesterday. In the works for many years to replace the 3.4-acre vacant site of the old Cuneo Hospital—later home to Maryville Academy—at the corner of Montrose and Clarendon, the project received its first foundation permit back in February of this year.

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16 May 2017

An early look inside the West Loop’s ‘Landmark’ apartment tower


While the 30-story apartment building rising just north of the Eisenhower Expressway at 1035 W. Van Buren may not open until later this summer, developer Related Midwest was keen to get us on site for a sneak peek at its upcoming rental project. Dubbed Landmark West Loop, the 300-unit high-rise was designed by New York architect Morris Adjmi in collaboration with local architect of record GREC. The result is a bold and rather masculine looking building that would be equally at home in both Chicago’s West Loop and Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

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22 February 2017

30-Story West Loop Apartment Tower Will Open This Summer

Stephanie Lulay

A 30-story luxury apartment tower now under construction on Van Buren will begin leasing this summer. Called Landmark West Loop, the 300-unit apartment tower at 1035 W. Van Buren is expected to be the first new West Loop apartment tower to open this year when it opens in August, said Michael Ellch, vice president of Related Midwest. The apartment tower will offer a mix of studio, convertible one-, two- and three-bedroom units with a number of amenities including an outdoor pool.

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17 February 2017

Recently green-lit Greektown skyscraper wastes little time digging in


It’s been just over two weeks since the 44-story One South Halsted apartment tower landed a construction permit to begin work in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood and workers are already taking advantage of our mild winter and drilling the building’s large caisson support system. Flanked by both a Whole Foods and Mariano’s, the building site is just west of downtown’s Kennedy Expressway. The cylinder-shaped skyscraper replaces a parking lot used by the neighboring Crowne Plaza hotel. The lot was closed days after the permit was issued.

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13 February 2017

One Bennett Park Reaches 100

Chicago Architecture

It’s not exactly a secret that One Bennett Park is one of our favorite recent projects in Chicago. It’s tall. It’s different-looking (for Chicago). It’s in Streeterville. What’s not to like?

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