Solomon Cordwell Buenz


Presidential Towers

Presidential Towers Go Grayscale at 555 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate

One of Chicago’s more common high-rise colors is the omnipresent beige that can be seen in large herds clustered in areas like River North and West Loop Gate. We recently looked at 600 N Dearborn in River North, where The Farallon’s owners have been repainting its exterior walls from a tan-like tone to a cooler dark gray. As seen in recent photos, the Presidential Towers at 555 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate have been receiving a similar treatment. All four of the 49-story, 461-foot-tall towers are transitioning to a medium-gray paint job along most of the exterior walls, as well as a secondary dark-gray at the base and top.

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Renderings Revealed For Residential Project At 1010 W Madison Street In The West Loop

New details and renderings have been revealed for a residential development at 1010 W Madison Street in the West Loop. Located on the northwest corner of the intersection with N Morgan Street, the project dubbed ‘Momad’ is being designed by local firm SCB and will bring condos to a rental dominated market. Replacing a vacant parking lot, developer Fulton Street Companies continues to expand in the neighborhood with other notable projects including 1045 W Fulton, 1201 W Fulton, and an undisclosed 430-unit project at 1325 W Randolph Street.

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Developer Reveals Plans For Mixed-Use Project At 4458 S Cicero Avenue In Garfield Ridge

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development has approved plans for a new mixed-use complex at 4458 S Cicero Avenue in Garfield Ridge. Dubbed the Le Claire Courts, the project would replace a large empty parcel of land owned by the Chicago Housing Authority that is bound by W 45th Street to the south, S Cicero Avenue to the east, the I-55 expressway to the north, and the name-bearing LeClair Courts-Hearst Park to the west. Developers Cabrera Capital Partners and The Habitat Company formed a large design team lead by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects for the sprawling project.

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