The Loop



Details Revealed For Thompson Center Redevelopment

New renderings have been revealed for the redevelopment of the Thompson Center at 100 W Randolph Street in The Loop. Sitting right in the heart of downtown, the massive structure has been at the center of many debates on preservation since the state announced its sale years ago. Now its new tenant and future owner Google has laid out its plans designed by JAHN Architects, the firm of the building’s original designer.

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Lost Legends #11: The Schiller Building in The Loop

In this edition of ‘Lost Legends,’ we focus on the Schiller Building, a historic tower in The Loop that was pivotal in Chicago’s cultural and architectural history. From its opening in 1892 to its controversial demolition in 1961, its story exhibits a familiar arc in this series: one of architectural innovation, cultural significance, loss, and reflection.

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180 W Adams Street, via Google Maps

Conversion Underway At 180 W Adams Street In The Loop

Renovation permits have been issued for 180 W Adams Street, an eight-story building in The Loop, a conversion of existing office space into residential units. The project will see the building’s unit count increase from 36 to 39 dwelling units. This renovation involves converting three office spaces on the second floor into new apartments. The building, fully sprinklered, will undergo this change in accordance with detailed plans and is subject to certified corrections, field inspections, and audits.

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