The Loop

City Club Apartments MDA Phase II

City Club Apartments MDA Phase II Wraps Up Facade in The Loop

Final exterior touches are underway for City Club Apartments MDA Phase II, a seven-story mixed-use addition to the existing 24-story MDA Tower. Located at 60 E Benton Place in The Loop, this two-building complex is owned by City Club Apartments, whose plans for the new building involve ground-level retail and 81 apartments. These added residences will comprise of studios, one-bedrooms, and larger penthouses, bringing the total unit count for the complex to 271.

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226 W Jackson Boulevard

Hotel Conversion Work Continues for 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop

Photos show continued work at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop, the site of Phoenix Development Partners‘ planned conversion of a 15-story office building into a space for two Hilton hotels. The original 1904 limestone and terra cotta structure was designed by Frost & Granger, and housed offices for both the North Western Railway and City Colleges of Chicago up until its re-designation. As part of the conversion, the developer agreed to rehabilitate the exterior walls of the landmarked buildings in exchange for Class L tax incentives.

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Catalog at Willis Tower

Catalog’s Eastern Facade Receives Decorative Cladding at Base of Willis Tower

Updated photos show the addition of mosaic-like cladding near the southwest side of Catalog, a near-complete three-story structure surrounding the base of Willis Tower in The Loop. This cladding marks the final exterior piece of EQ Group‘s 300,000-square-foot project at 233 S Wacker Drive, which houses updated tenant and visitor entrances, restaurants, and a third-floor meeting area by meeting space company Convene. Convene’s venue will offer tenants more than 90,000 square feet of rentable gathering areas. Atop the new structure is also 30,000 square feet of green space, accessible from the fourth floor of the original structure.

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