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Chicago’s Thompson Center Winning Designs Announced

Chicago’s Thompson Center Winning Designs Announced

By Elevator World | September 22, 2021

A pool, a school and a mixed-use facility are the ideas of the three winners of the Chicago Architecture Center’s and Chicago Architectural Club’s 2021 Chicago Prize: James R. Thompson Center, which asked architects to reimagine a future for the imperiled 17-story structure in the Loop, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is among outlets…

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Rezoning for Chicago Mixed-Use Development Approved

Rezoning for Chicago Mixed-Use Development Approved

By Elevator World | September 20, 2021

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of land for a mixed-use development at 901 North Halsted Street in Goose Island, Chicago YIMBY reports. The Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture-designed building will be the first phase of Halsted Pointe, a major planned development by Onni Group. The 48-story tower will rise to an architectural height of 504 ft,…

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Plans for Chicago Tower Set for Review

Plans for Chicago Tower Set for Review

By Elevator World | August 27, 2021

This week, the Chicago Plan Commission is expected to review a proposed mixed-use development located at 1400 S. Wabash Avenue in the South Loop, Chicago YIMBY reports. Designed by Pappageorge Haymes, the new construction would consist of a 31-story mixed-use tower expected to rise 305 ft. It would hold 299 residential units and ground-floor retail space. The…

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Urban Elevator Service Taps Chicago-Area Account Manager

Urban Elevator Service Taps Chicago-Area Account Manager

By Elevator World | August 13, 2021

Urban Elevator named TJ Milici account manager for its Chicago-area operations. Over the past 12 years, Milici has established a “strong record of performance, diligence and attentive customer care within the elevator industry,” the company said. With a career that includes more than 12 years with Colley Elevator Co. and four years as a musician…

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Urban Elevator Expands Chicago Team

Urban Elevator Expands Chicago Team

By Elevator World | July 21, 2021

Urban Elevator Service, LLC, headquartered in Cicero, Illinois, named Henry Reed-Schertz its Chicago-based service manager, the company announced. A lifelong Midwesterner, Reed-Schertz earned both his BS and MBA from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Reed-Schertz began his elevator industry career in 2012 in TK Elevator’s new installations department, quickly earning a series of promotions.…

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Work Begins on 410 Wabash Avenue Tower in Chicago

Work Begins on 410 Wabash Avenue Tower in Chicago

By Elevator World | July 16, 2021

Work has officially begun on a 260 ft, 25-story mixed-use tower at 410 Wabash Avenue in Chicago’s The Loop, Chicago YIMBY reports. The project is expected to have 8,000 ft2 of ground-level retail, 344 apartments and various amenities, including a lobby, coffee bar and dog walk on the first floor, a pool deck with grilling stations and a…

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Renderings Revealed for Updated Mixed-Use Development In Chicago

Renderings Revealed for Updated Mixed-Use Development In Chicago

By Elevator World | July 7, 2021

Renderings for a revised 29-story mixed-use development on 1130 North State Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago have been released, Chicago YIMBY reported in July. The updated proposal includes 304 rental units and approximately 10,000 ft2 of ground-floor retail space. The building is being developed by Newcastle Ltd. and designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. This is…

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Chicago West Loop Mixed-Use Development Approved

Chicago West Loop Mixed-Use Development Approved

By Elevator World | June 24, 2021

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the updated mixed-use development proposal at 1150 West Lake Street in the West Loop, Chicago YIMBY reported in June. Designed by Gensler, the new construction consists of a two-tower scheme. The southern tower will rise 29 stories, topping off at 330 ft, with residential, retail and parking space. The northern tower…

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Chicago Prize Promoters Hope to Save Building

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

The Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club invite all who possess an artistic vision and the desire to help preserve a potentially endangered structure to enter the 2021 Chicago Prize competition. Organizers say the State of Illinois Center — also known as the James R. Thompson Center — is facing the threat of…

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Chicago Building Managers Relax Elevator Restrictions

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

City officials and property managers in Chicago are relaxing COVID-19 restrictions as more people are being vaccinated, the Chicago Tribune reports. Among changes are restrictions on elevators, for which capacity had previously been capped at four passengers per cab. As use of vaccines grew, allowable elevator usage was increased to six, or 50% occupancy by weight. Now,…

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