Howard Brown Health passes the halfway mark in Lake View

The legal-firm-sounding team of McHugh & McHugh have passed the halfway point on the five-story Howard Brown Health healthcare facility in Lake View. That leaves just two levels of concrete to pour until the Eckenhoff Saunders Architects-designed clinic tops out. … Continue reading

Illinois Masonic erects a tower crane

I went to the South Loop Friday to see a new tower crane, and found an even newer one in Lake View on the way home. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is erecting an eight-story vertical expansion (if this was … Continue reading

Tower crane permit in hand, Howard Brown Health continues foundation work in Lake View

Howard Brown Health broke ground in March on a new clinic at 3501 North Halsted in Lake View. Together with Inland National Development Company, they’re building a five-story, 70,000sf facility that will include below-grade parking, a pharmacy and other retail … Continue reading

Howard Brown Health foundation work continues at 3501 North Halsted

My last visit to 3501 North Halsted featured a half-built tower crane. That crane is now fully functional, as work by McHugh Construction continues below street level. Soon, they’ll go vertical on the new healthcare facility from Howard Brown Health … Continue reading

First Visit (in the nick of time): Optima Lakeview lowers the boom

My first visit to Optima Lakeview last week was just in time. The tower crane is coming down from the topped-out T.O.D. from Glencoe’s Optima. Consisting of 198 apartments and 14,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, with parking for … Continue reading

Just because: Pre-demolition photos at 3415-3425 North Ashland. A bunch of them.

There’s a four-story, 48-unit residential building coming to the 3400-block of North Ashland Avenue in the Lake View neighborhood. That means it’s demolition time for the three low-slung brick buildings right smack-dab next to the L tracks just north of … Continue reading

Darn Near Done: Panorama to open soon at 3300 North Clark

Panorama is an eight-story rental development in the Lake View neighborhood at 3300 North Clark. Developed by Blilzlake Partners and designed by bKL Architecture, Panorama brings 140 units a block away from the Belmont CTA station. It includes 140 apartments, … Continue reading

3501 North Halsted (almost) has a tower crane

They say don’t count your chickens if the eggs are all in one basket. Or something to that effect. Whatever. Point is, maybe I shouldn’t call what 3501 North Halsted has a “tower crane” just yet. But we love cranes. … Continue reading

🏗🏗🏗 We have three new tower cranes coming, Chicago 🏗🏗🏗

The City of Chicago has issued three new tower crane permits in the span of six days, the kind of growth spurt that warms hearts here at the B.U.C. Last week, Tandem got a crane permit for 1044 West Van … Continue reading