Progress continues on Sterling Bay’s topped-out 4-story C.H. Robinson HQ

Gone is the red monster crawling crane that helped 1515 West Webster top out in early August. But there’s still a lot to see, including a crane on a barge, as Power Construction continues working on Sterling Bay’s new office building along the North Branch of the Chicago River.

Destined to become the new home of C.H. Robinson, the four-story, 60-foot-high structure is a design from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and will grow to over 200,000 square feet when finished next year.

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Progress on 1515 West Webster is seen from the 46th floor of 150 North Riverside.

Sterling Bay’s C.H. Robinson HQ taking shape at 1515 West Webster

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At left, 1515 West Webster. In the foreground, the Chicago River. In the background, that magnificent Chicago Skyline.

Construction progress has already reached the third dimension at Sterling Bay‘s development at 1515 West Webster Avenue on the western edge of Lincoln Park. The four-story, 207,000-square-foot facility will be the new headquarters of third-party logistics juggernaut C.H. Robinson. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Sterling Bay expects to have the new office digs open in mid-2018. For now, that’s up to Power Construction, who look to be making good headway toward that goal.

Old Children’s Memorial Hospital Demolition Begins in Lincoln Park

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Demolition of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park began at 8:00 am on June 7.

Empty and deteriorating for the past four years, workers this morning began the slow, tedious process of demolishing the old Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park, just one day after a demolition permit was filed by the City of Chicago.

With a fleet of news vans and a few bystanders watching, some whose kids had gone through extensive stays under Children’s care, crews from Omega Demolition in Elgin started tearing apart the lower portions of the hospital complex along North Lincoln Avenue. Once they get the shorter buildings down and out of the way, they’ll have considerable more room to stage equipment for the seven-story portions of the hospital.

In its place will be The Lincoln Common, a venture from Hines and McCaffery Interests. Planned are two luxury apartment towers boasting 540 dwelling units, 60 low-rise condos, and over 100,000 square feet of retail space, designed by Antunovich Associates in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. You can learn more about the project here on the Hines website.

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From the parking garage across Lincoln Avenue, a popular spectator venue.

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Work by Omega Demolition.

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There’s a lot of work to do in the coming weeks.

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Looking south along Lincoln Avenue.

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The old Children’s Memorial Hospital, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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There will be no stitching up of these wounds.

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On the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Orchard Street.

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All the windows have Xs over their eyes, in a manner of speaking.

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A rendering from Hines of The Lincoln Common.