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the urban politician Sep 30, 2015 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by UrbanLibertine (Post 7182073)
Demo permits were issued yesterday for the Walgreens

^ Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... and so it begins!

James_Mac Sep 30, 2015 1:38 PM


Originally Posted by MayorOfChicago (Post 7181130)
You must be right next to me in 155 N Wacker.

I'm at 191 N Wacker on the 26th floor.

My office faces your building. I'd thought we get good views of the construction from 155, but I guess from 191 you'll get better views of everything except 130 N. Franklin.

On 151 N. Franklin, I don't think it adds much to the skyline, but if the video is anything to go by it will add a lot at the street level -- I really like the plaza area and the open glassiness of the building. With 130 N. Franklin and the small park at 155 N. Wacker, it should create a nice public space at the intersection of Randolph and Franklin.

LouisVanDerWright Oct 1, 2015 3:02 PM

The site is crawling with workers this morning, scaffolding/pedestrian passageway going up around the old Walgreens.

SEE YA! You suburban piece of shit!

SamInTheLoop Oct 1, 2015 3:30 PM

^ Yeah!! Let's get this party started! There comes a time when you just have to put up, or shut up, and for Buck that time is nigh......time to build........(well, may be jumping ahead by a month or two here, but I digress).......

SamInTheLoop Oct 1, 2015 3:39 PM


Originally Posted by MultiModal (Post 7182076)
They changed the floorplates to try and win a very large company that is moving. So the overall SF should be similar although that is not confirmed. I can't say the Tenants name at this point but I assume it will be public soon (The company is already located central business district now so its not a suburban move or out of state move). From what I was told the Tenant is debating between this and 130 N Franklin.

Nice tip! Have an idea/can divulge approximate # sq ft this unnamed tenant is planning to take?? Frankly, at this point I hope they go for 130, as that will likely cement its launch in a year or so, while I consider 151 to be essentially a done deal at this stage.

I wouldn't be surprised if there's a couple additional significant tenants that are right now looking at and very interested in both 130 and 151......

I have to admit that I'm a little surprised it's taken this long to get our 3rd large office tower of the cycle officially launched, but 3 and 4 are certainly coming. And - I'm sticking to my earlier prediction of a total of 5 or 6 large office towers in total for the overall's a longer cycle......

jpIllInoIs Oct 1, 2015 3:39 PM

Removes a blighted building, covers up an ugly side garage, brings a presence to 2 streetscapes, fills a corner lot in north loop with thousands of hungry workers, all modes of transit in walking distance. Even with squared windows the building is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

harryc Oct 20, 2015 12:45 PM

151 N Franklin 10/09

george Oct 20, 2015 4:34 PM


151 N Franklin

SolarWind Oct 22, 2015 12:15 AM

October 21, 2015

maru2501 Oct 22, 2015 2:41 PM

good to see. this is one of those lots I'm surprised wasn't up-built in 1988

munchymunch Oct 23, 2015 1:20 AM

More from Rozack, Including new neighbor

James_Mac Nov 3, 2015 8:11 PM

There was very little activity all October, but it's definitely picked up this week. There were at least half a dozen people visible and working on the site yesterday.

SamInTheLoop Nov 4, 2015 5:40 PM

^ Thanks for the update.....was just wondering about status here. Obviously when they do move, WAG building will be gone in the blink of an eye.....

SamInTheLoop Nov 4, 2015 5:42 PM

Commercial Real Estate Data provider CoStar recently logged a change in building construction start from October (obviously that didn't turn out to be right) to bet is that Buck changed this themselves, and this does correspond to what the Buck exec told Crain's back in (I think) Aug or Sept.....that construction would still begin late this year, or beginning of 2016.......

James_Mac Nov 5, 2015 9:48 PM
Photo taken around 3:30 this afternoon.

Steely Dan Nov 5, 2015 9:53 PM

^ so long, shit-box walgreens!

exactly nobody will miss you.

rlw777 Nov 5, 2015 9:57 PM


Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7224912)
^ so long, shit-box walgreens!

exactly nobody will miss you.

Ha I'm surprised it lasted this long.

sentinel Nov 6, 2015 12:14 AM

Great find, munchy. I like both of these more now with these new renderings.

MayorOfChicago Nov 6, 2015 4:05 PM

Bye Walgreens. I took the Brown line to Merch Mart and not the Red Line today, I hadn't even noticed.

Jibba Nov 6, 2015 5:34 PM

It's ridiculous how much larger the parking area is than the actual building. And to think these are all over the city at nearly every corner (be it a Walgreen's, bank, 7-11, et al.). The amount of population and business density lost in aggregate is certainly not insubstantial.

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