Articles by Lukas Kugler

Rivere at 444 N Dearborn Street. Rendering by Goettsch Partners

30-Story Rivere Takes 18th Spot in Chicago’s Tallest Development Countdown

The Rivere takes the 18th spot in YIMBY’s Chicago’s tallest developments countdown. Located at 444 N Dearborn Street in River North, the approved tower will rise 455 feet once complete. The development awaits groundbreaking after its full approval by the city. Friedman Properties is partnering with the City of Chicago on the development, replacing an existing fire station and building the tower above.

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Halsted-Willow Group. Images by CCL

Landmarks Commission Approves Preliminary Landmark Designation for Halsted-Willow Group in Lincoln Park

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the preliminary landmark recommendation for the Halsted-Willow Group. Located in Lincoln Park, the designation includes four buildings located at 1732 N Halsted Street, 1727-1733 N Halsted Street, and 1800 N Halsted Street. These buildings are all placed at the intersection of N Halsted Street and W Willow Street.

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Illinois Bell Building. Image by CCL

Final Landmark Recommendation Approved for Illinois Bell Building, Chicago’s 21st Tallest Development

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the final landmark recommendation and Class L tax incentive for the Illinois Bell Building. Located at 225 W Randolph Street in The Loop, the tower is located at the intersection of W Randolph Street and N Franklin Street. The tower rises 427 feet over 31 floors, and was constructed in 1965. The building was originally home to the headquarters of its namesake tenant, the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, while most recently home to AT&T offices.

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Cascade. Rendering by bKL Architecture LLC

Cascade Tops Out 396 Feet Above Lakeshore East as Chicago’s 22nd Tallest Development

Construction on Cascade has topped out 396 feet over Lakeshore East. Officially addressed at 455 E Waterside Drive, Cascade is part of the larger Lakeshore East development within the Parcels IJKL. The site sits between N Harbor Drive and Lake Shore Drive, just south of the multi-level Wacker Drive. The towers are being developed by Lendlease and Magellan Development Group, with bKL Architecture in charge of the design.

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