Skidmore Owings & Merrill


Updated Plans Revealed For 1300 W Carroll Avenue In West Loop

Updated plans have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 1300 W Carroll Avenue in the West Loop. Located on the northwest corner with N Elizabeth Street and replacing a vacant lot that once held the ADM Wheat Mill silos, the multi-phase project has now received a redesign after feedback from the community and the Department of Planning and Development. Developer Sterling Bay is still working with global design firm SOM on the proposal which received some major changes from its initial announcement in November 2021.

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O'Hare Global Terminal

Construction Gets Green Light For New Terminal And Concourses At O’Hare International Airport

Approval and new details have been revealed for the next phases of O’Hare International Airport 21 mega project to bring the city’s main airport into the modern era. Located on the northwestern extents of the city, the 11.25 square mile complex is one of the busiest in the world boasting five million square feet of terminal space and six parallel runways. Now a new set of concourses and terminal have received the green light and completion dates as a culmination of a modernization project that began nearly 16 years ago led by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).

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Chicago Spire

Dead by Design #6: The Chicago Spire in Streeterville

As the sixth entry in our Dead by Design series, the Chicago Spire was a proposed 150-story “megatall” skyscraper that was to be located at the mouth of the Chicago River in Streeterville. At 2,000 feet in height, it would have been the tallest building in the United States and the third-tallest building in the world (soon to be fourth with the incoming completion of Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur).

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Chicago YIMBY Visit The Wild Mile After Its First Summer Near Goose Island

Chicago YIMBY checked in on the innovative Wild Mile at 905 W Eastman Street near Goose Island after its first operational summer. Located directly behind the Lincoln Park REI store near the Big Deahl development that is currently under construction, the small park is only part of a larger proposal aiming at reinventing the Chicago River’s north branch. Nonprofit Urban Rivers is leading the charge for the SOM designed masterplan, of which the park is only the first phase opening late last year with this summer being its first full season.

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