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 Roscoe Street, but south of Loyola Press.

You used to be able to sit down to read the information posted at 3415 N Ashland, but sadly, it’s now inside the demo fence.

Brophy Excavation is doing the demolition work.

Check out this link from the 44th Ward for more info on 3415 North Ashland. Then see the gallery with the ridiculous number of pictures I took before this all comes down.

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Progress Update: Optima Lakeview glasses up the joint

Curtain Wall Achievement: Unlocked, at Optima Lakeview

Optima Lakeview is starting to shine, as the crew from developer, designer, and GC Optima has begun installing the first level of curtain wall, on what I would estimate to be the second floor. But that’s just a guess from street level.

The seven-story, 198-unit T.O.D. will be ready for move-ins next year.

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

Panorama 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, 9,000 square feet of retail space, and parking for 20 cars. As you can see, it sits right up against the new Red-Purple Bypass.

Power Construction is on this build.

Sorry about neglecting you, Pano. A lot of these construction photos were taken from Brown Lines trains on the way back home.

 

Stuff That’s Done: The Residences at the Eagle Building

The Residences at the Eagle Building

The Residences at the Eagle Building at 3833 North Broadway.

The Residences at the Eagle Building are open and lived in at 3833 North Broadway in Lake View. This Jonathan Splitt Architects-designed, 8-story, 134-unit apartment development from DLG Management is notable for its dismantling and reassembling of the terra cotta eagles adorning the façade. The building began welcoming tenants in 2019.

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

Optima Lakeview March 2021

Optima Lakeview is topped out and moving toward a 2022 opening.

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 94 cars and 208 bikes, the seven-story development is expected to open next year.

Optima Lakeview is another role model for do-it-yourself’ers. Optima is handling development, design, and general contractor duties.

Here now, you have your basic construction photos, and then a few shots of tower crane dismantling from March 16.

 

Chicago’s *newest* newest tower crane is ready to send Panorama vertical

Rush’s reign as newest tower crane was short-lived.

Panorama, at 3300 North Clark in Lake View, is on the board as the newest kid on the block, having completed assembly of its tower crane last week. Power Construction is the GC here; Adjustable Concrete Construction is doing the concrete.

 

3300 North Clark *almost* has a tower crane

Do you even lift, Bruh? Not quite yet.

Assembly of a tower crane at 3300 North Clark began last week, and as of the weekend, there’s almost a tower crane on Power Construction’s site. For now, it looks more like the Washington Monument than a monument to heavy lifting, but no doubt it’ll be operational within the next few days. And then the eight-story Panorama residential development from Blitzlake Partners and bKL Architecture can start rising off the ground.

That’s a wrap for Panorama caisson work at 3300 North Clark

bKL Architecture rendering of Panorama, 3300 North Clark Street in Lake View.

Panorama is an eight-story rental building coming to 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 will include 140 units, 9,000 square feet of retail space, and parking for 20 cars.

I set out Monday morning to watch caisson work, and got there just in time to watch Revcon their caisson equipment onto flatbeds and haul it away. Time, you see, waits for no one. A return trip to the site Monday afternoon shows an empty site.

Power Construction is on this build. If you’re wondering whether Panorama’s eight stories are enough for a tower crane, and I know you are, a tower crane permit has already been issued for this construction, back on December 3rd.

18 stories and 80 units permitted for 450 West Belmont

450 West Belmont

Demolition at 450 West Belmont at the end of May.

Developer CA Ventures received a permit yesterday for the start of construction on an 18-story residential tower at 450 West Belmont in the Lake View neighborhood. Demolition of a pair of three-story residential buildings 450 and 454 W Belmont) and a detached garage were permitted to clear the site, allowing for foundation work to begin.

Antunovich Associates designed the building for CA Ventures, whose Design Build arm will also act as general contractor; Pepper Construction looks to be the concrete contractor and will operate the tower crane.

There’s a plethora of information on 450 West Belmont here, at the 44th Ward website. It’s from back in 2016, so consider some of this out-of-date.

Progress Update: 3833 North Broadway has risen above street level

3833 North Broadway April 2018

3833 North Broadway is gaining height in Lake View.

When we last visited 3833 North Broadway back in February, developer and general contractor DLG Management was toiling below grade, getting foundations wrapped up for this eight-story apartment and retail building. Now, work has risen one story above street level, so you can see progress from your car as you drive by, instead of having to stop and peer through the fence. The Jonathan Splitt Architects design will include 134 units, underground parking, and ground-floor commercial space.