Essex on the Park Breaks Ground at 808 South Michigan

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Groundbreaking of Essex on the Park took place today on the South Loop site of the new high-rise development. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Planning Commissioner David Reifman, Building Commissioner Judy Frydland, and Alderman Sophia King joined Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global in a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new 56-story luxury… Read more »

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Receives Two Awards from AIA Illinois, including Top Design Prize For 2016

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Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA) has received two 2016 Honor Awards from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architecture.  Harper Court was honored with the Louis Sullivan Award, the top design prize for the year, while the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel received the Crombie Taylor Award for Preservation. AIA Illinois annually sponsors the award… Read more »

1000 S. Clark Celebrates Grand Opening

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  1000 South Clark was unveiled in a grand opening party that welcomed guests to experience the South Loop’s newest luxury apartment tower. Co-sponsored by Chicago Social magazine, the event featured summer cocktails, chef tastings, and music entertainment enjoyed throughout the building and atop the building’s rooftop deck. The 29-story skyscraper was developed by the… Read more »

Transit-Oriented Development Under Construction at 171 N. Aberdeen

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Construction has begun on a new 202,000 SF, mixed-use development at 171 N. Aberdeen in the Randolph-Fulton Market district. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, the 11-story structure contains 12,000 SF of ground-level retail space, concealed parking at the second and third floors, and 40,000 SF of Class A commercial office space. To complement the site… Read more »

USGBC-Illinois Honors Hampton Inn with Emerald Award

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The Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) honored the Hampton Inn (Chicago Motor Club) at the organization’s annual Limelight Celebration. The hotel was one of three projects recognized with an Emerald Award for Green Building Innovation. The Emerald Awards ceremony was held on June 23rd at the Chicago Cultural Center, during USGBC-Illinois’ annual… Read more »