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Caissons roll along at Essex On The Park

Two weeks ago, Case Foundation started moving equipment onto the lot at 808 South Michigan Avenue, next to the Essex Inn. And now, they’re deep into full-blown caisson work for the new… 109 more words

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The earth is turning under 1326 South Michigan

There’s no mistaking the former surface parking lot at 1326 South Michigan for a current surface parking lot. That’s because Walsh Construction is on the scene with… 132 more words

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Glass is almost full at the Marriott Marquis Chicago (Updated)

The Marriott Marquis Chicago in the South Loop topped out back in February, and the curtain wall has risen almost to the roof now. Slated for opening this fall, the 39-story Marriott Marquis will boastĀ 1,205 rooms. 102 more words

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Hilton, Hilton, and Hilton progress at McCormick Place

The Prairie District’s newest tower crane is showing the fruits of its labor, as work moves past foundation stage and begins to progress upward at (ready for this?) theĀ  112 more words

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Wintrust Arena heads to the fourth quarter up big

I haven’t seen what’s going on inside Wintrust Arena (though Shia Kapos of the Sun-Times has) but the outside is looking like it could host basketball or a convention any day now. 94 more words

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One Grant Park puts up One Grand Crane

Accumulating tower crane parts hinted at a full-fledged assembly. And sure enough, One Grant Park added a tower crane to its arsenal over the weekend. One week after planting the stub in concrete, … 116 more words

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A to Z Challenge: H is for the History of My Home

One of the reasons I love living where I do, is that my building has quite the history in Chicago. It was built in 1915 and opened in 1916 the main YMCA Hotel in Chicago. 646 more words