Rendering of the Thompson Center redevelopment by JAHN

In the midst of Google renovations, the Thompson Center scores a tower crane permit

The City of Chicago issued a tower crane permit for 171 N LaSalle Street in The Loop on Wednesday, July 3. That address is for Google’s renovation of the Thompson Center. As the general contractor, Clark Construction is the main benefactor of the permit. It allows them to do some serious heavy lifting as they continue knocking holes in the Helmut Jahn-designed office building.

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919 West Fulton office building construction

Office building at 919 W Fulton Market progressing upward in Fulton Market District

Construction progress has reached the underside of the sixth floor at 919 W Fulton Market in the Fulton Market District. That’s where Fulton Street Companies is erecting an 11-story, 350,000-square-foot office building in Chicago’s Near West Side. Designed by Chicago architecture firm FitzGerald, 919 West Fulton will be adjoined to the neighboring six-story residential building being converted into office space, bringing the total square footage of the project to 530,000sf.

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Renovation work on the east facade of the Thompson Center in The Loop.

Thompson Center Renovations Have Begun at 100 West Randolph Street in The Loop

Demolition work is clearly evident at 100 West Randolph Street in The Loop, as the transformation of the Thompson Center for Google hits its stride. The ceremonial kickoff for the renovation took place earlier this week, but demolition work has been underway for a few weeks. Along with considerable progress at street level along the perimeter of the building, there’s also a gaping hole in the east facade of the Helmut Jahn classic in The Loop. Clark Construction is the general contractor tasked with redoing the office building so Google can move in upon rehab completion.

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Mayor Johnson Announces “Cut the Tape” Plan

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s announced of the “Cut the Tape” report, unveiling plans to streamline construction and affordable housing development approval processes. The initiative aims to foster economic growth and address housing needs by accelerating residential and commercial projects.

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