Endgame for one of Chicago's Great Public Places?

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Endgame for one of Chicago's Great Public Places?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:08 pm

First Thomas Corfman in Crain's Chicago Business, and now Susan Diesenhouse in the Chicago Tribune, are reporting that billionaire Sam Zell, who apparently still doesn't have enough money even after the sale of his Equity Office Corporation and takeover of the Tribune Company, may now be intent on shoehorning a new office tower between the Chicago River and the 1929 Daily News Building, now known by its address, 2 North Riverside Plaza. Inevitably, such a project would require the destruction of the broad plaza now to building's east, as well as of the two large bustles framing the plaza among Madison and Washington. Diesenhouse reports Zell has hired the architectural firm of Solomon, Cordwell Buenz to "explore the site's development potential."

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