Articles by Jack Crawford

Humboldt Park Health Wellness Center

Window Installation Begins for Health and Wellness Center at 2933 W Division Street in Humboldt Park

In Humboldt Park, at 2933 W Division Street, progress continues on the construction of a new health and wellness center, as window installation has commenced. The architectural firm JGMA has partnered with Humboldt Park Health on this $24 million project. Standing three stories tall and reaching a height of 62 feet, the 45,500-square-foot building will showcase a curved design featuring a pearlescent green and blue facade, complemented by glass curtain wall cut-outs.

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Exterior Work Nears Completion for 868 N Wells Street in Near North Side

JDL’s expansive North Union megaproject is advancing, with exterior work on the second phase’s 26-story tower at 868 N Wells Street nearing completion. Rising to a height of 305 feet, this Near North Side high-rise will replace a former low-rise brick building, offering a mix of 411 apartment units and 12,000 square feet of retail space. This project follows closely on the heels of the first phase’s completion, a 21-story apartment tower at 920 N Wells Street.

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Obama Presidential Center. Rendering by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Obama Presidential Center Nears Full Height in Jackson Park

Construction is nearing full height for the Obama Presidential Center at 6000 S Stony Island Avenue in Jackson Park. The center, spearheaded by the Obama Foundation, will replace a portion of the park that formerly housed a football field, situated southwest of the Museum of Science and Industry. The architectural design is a collaborative effort between Interactive Design Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, while the landscape architecture is being handled by a team consisting of Living Habitats, Site Design Group, and Michael van Valkenburg Associates.

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