Articles by Jack Crawford

801 S Canal Finalizes Renovation in South Loop

Renovations have wrapped up for Canal Station, a six-story building located at 801 S Canal Street in the South Loop. Situated near the intersection of W Polk Street and Canal Street, close to the Old Post Office, the building is characterized by its orange-painted makeover and other interior/exterior updates. The property is managed by 601W Companies, and its leasing is handled by The Telos Group, with the architectural redesign being overseen by Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

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1138 W Belmont Avenue

1138 W Belmont Reaches Second Floor in Lake View

The new mixed-use building at 1138 W Belmont Avenue in the Lake View area is progressing, with construction currently reaching the second floor. This structure, when completed, will stand five stories tall and offer 33 residential units, alongside 2,800 square feet dedicated to commercial purposes. Designed by Red Architects, the 59-foot building will feature a masonry exterior made up of tan and red brick, metal paneling, and inset balconies.

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Renovation Work Progresses for Murphy Auditorium Renovation in River North

Renovation efforts are underway at the John B. Murphy Memorial Auditorium building, situated at 50 E Erie Street in River North. The six-story structure, recognized for its French Renaissance-style designed by Marshall and Fox, was erected in 1926 for the American College of Surgeons. Featuring a three-story theater space, the building is adjacent to the Driehaus Museum and near the intersection of E Erie Street and N Wabash Avenue.

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400 N Lake Shore Drive, by SOM

400 N Lake Shore Drive Earns Top Spot in 2023 Countdown

With site mobilization now in progress, 400 N Lake Shore Drive ranks as Chicago’s tallest construction project in 2023. This phase, while preliminary, marks the resumption of construction activities on a site that lay dormant after the abandonment of the previously planned 2,000-foot Chicago Spire. Now under development by Related Midwest, the Streeterville property is being transformed into two residential towers.

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