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.
Renderings have been revealed for a new mixed-use development located at 525 S Wabash Avenue in The Loop. The proposal is located on a partial-block lot bound by E Congress Parkway, S Wabash Avenue, and E Harrison Street, and would replace an existing parking garage and parking lot. Eterra Plus LLC is in charge of the development.
Taking the 28th spot in our countdown of the tallest developments in Chicago, work is wrapping up on Parkline Chicago, a 26-story residential project rising 293 feet above The Loop. Located at 60 E Randolph Street, the property is placed at the intersection of N Wabash Avenue and E Randolph Street, rising alongside the CTA L tracks.
Exterior restoration work of the Old Republic Building is well underway at 307 N Michigan Avenue in the northwest corner of The Loop. Originally designed by Vitzthum & Burns and completed in 1924, the 24-story commercial office and retail building was known as the Bell building until 1956 and designated as a landmark in 2010.