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    Mar 5

    RAIL LINES, CHICAGO RIVER FRONTAGE DEFINE SIDE-BY-SIDE DESIGNS

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    By Dennis Rodkin

    AT THE MOMENT, CHICAGO HAS TWO TALL BUILDINGS GOING UP RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO ONE ANOTHER NEAR LOTS OF POSITIVES: prime Chicago River frontage, the Wacker Drive employment base, West Loop hot spots and commuter train stations. But just as the neighbors share in the magnetism of their location, they also share a defining site limitation: active rail lines that run right through the two parcels VIEW FULL

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    Jan 15

    Chicago River, Lake Street, Proposals, Randolph Street, Skyscrapers, West Loop

    Most of the i’s are dotted, and many of the t’s are crossed, and by this time next year, we should see a shiny new skyscraper and lush new park rising along the banks of the Chicago River in the West Loop.

    The building is 150 North Riverside, designed by friends of the blog, Goettsch Partners, VIEW FULL

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    Dec 25

    Firm climbs to prominence along With its buildings

    For decades, despite his considerable talents and NBA-size height, Chicago architect Jim Goettsch labored in the shadows of such celebrated designers as Helmut Jahn.

    No more.

    Goettsch’s quintessential Chicago pragmatism, VIEW FULL

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    Dec 23

    William Blair moving headquarters to new West Loop tower

    William Blair & Co. signed a letter of intent to anchor a proposed 53-story office tower along the Chicago River, the second big ground-up office project to get under way since the recession.

    The investment firm is working to finalize a deal to move its headquarters to more than 300,000 square feet in the 1.2 million-square-foot tower at 150 N. Riverside Plaza planned by Chicago developer John O’Donnell, William Blair President and CEO John Ettelson confirmed today. Employees were VIEW FULL