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Old Posted Dec 16, 2015, 9:34 PM
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Looks like 151 N website already reflects the new rendering with the red CNA signs:


I know there's a trend of these companies downsizing without reducing headcount, but 750K sf in Big Red to 275K sf is still kinda surprising.

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Old Posted Dec 16, 2015, 10:08 PM
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^At one point, CNA had three downtown buildings full of people: the Straus Building on Michigan and the two connected ones on Wabash. Of course, that was in the typing pool-carbon paper era.
     
     
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Isn't CNA landmarked? I know the blue-grey modernist little brother next door to it is. As long as they don't mutilate it like 55 E Monroe. I would love an upper floor condo in CNA with floor to ceiling glass and 10' ceilings. Wow, what a great development that would be. I wouldn't even mind them insetting a few rows of windows for pocket balconies as long as they do it subtly.
Only the Continental Center (shorter gray building) built in 1961 is landmarked. Even though CNA will soon be old enough to technically be landmarked...I don't know if it is architecturally special enough to deserve that recognition yet.

Shouldn't worry about anything as drastic as 55 E Monroe, as that was mostly about making wider windows. CNA's windows are plenty wide.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2015, 1:21 AM
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I said this before but there is a very good chance that they are close to signing a 400,000SF tenant. It is a company that is already located in CBD
CNA was who I was referring to. Glad to see they chose to move to a new development rather than stay. Also, good call SaminTheLoop
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2015, 3:27 PM
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About time on this one! So it sounds as if they have somewhere in the 375-400 k sq ft range of pre-leasing done (or just about - but sounds to me like execution of the actual CNA lease may come quite quickly). Great news, it feels as if it's been a long wait to get this one off the ground (but in reality, probably feels longer than it's actually been).

Further, with this one not far from 50% pre-leased, and 150 N Riverside and River Point each at or near 75% pre-leased, very good news for getting the fourth office tower off the ground (likely to be 130 N Franklin imo) - very possibly before the end of 2016......
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2016, 11:00 PM
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Taken around 4:40 pm on Friday, 02/06.
     
     
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Can't wait to see dueling cranes here
     
     
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Can't wait to see dueling cranes here
Which tower is going up next to it?
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2016, 4:05 AM
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The prepped lot in the upper left corner is going to be 215 W. Lake

From the highrise thread:
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 4:53 PM
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Photo taken a few minutes ago. No real change, recently - through the barriers and the piles of bricks on the south side are new.

215 Lake looks to be making good progress.
     
     
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Those bricks are to give the incoming caisson rigs a solid footing.
     
     
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Those bricks are to give the incoming caisson rigs a solid footing.
Yes. Brickbat

So this CNA Center will be about 32' shorter than the current CNA Center.
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I like them going up next to each other. Cool
     
     
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Crews are out removing the light poles along Randolph and the demo company is removing their equipment.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2016, 3:08 PM
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Building permits issued yesterday for this for the foundation to 1st floor.
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2016, 6:19 PM
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Building permits issued yesterday for this for the foundation to 1st floor.
Why are permits issued like this I have always wondered hoping someone can enlighten? Why issue permits in sections like foundation to first floor when they can just issue for the whole build? Thanks
     
     
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Why are permits issued like this I have always wondered hoping someone can enlighten? Why issue permits in sections like foundation to first floor when they can just issue for the whole build? Thanks
I believe it is to speed up the review process for large buildings. If you've ever seen a full set of plans that can be ridiculously detailed, especially for something like an office building. Takes a lot of time for all those MEP details to be reviewed, but not much time for the general foundations and structure. So I think they issue those permits first so they can finish reviewing the rest of the structure as they break ground on the foundation.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2016, 12:22 AM
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I believe it is to speed up the review process for large buildings. If you've ever seen a full set of plans that can be ridiculously detailed, especially for something like an office building. Takes a lot of time for all those MEP details to be reviewed, but not much time for the general foundations and structure. So I think they issue those permits first so they can finish reviewing the rest of the structure as they break ground on the foundation.
Ah ok well that makes sense thanks I was looking at it wrong if that's the case as of it was something that was delaying projects
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2016, 2:06 AM
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A giant, fat box... at least there's a rooftop garden?
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2016, 2:37 AM
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A giant, fat box... at least there's a rooftop garden?
Sir I will politely disagree with your assessment. This is a major upgrade of a dismal corner. Adding daytime employees to this corner will be a huge asset to the north west loop. And this is a good looking building to boot.
     
     
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