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And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...
RIVER NORTH— Earlier in the week, we dropped in on the first development meeting for the Hines/Kennedy three-tower Wolf Point proposal. Happily, renderings were flying freely and we grabbed hold of some. As is stands (prior to any community-driven revisions), we've got 500', 700', and 900' Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed towers to look forward to. Come check our detailed rundown.
RIVER NORTH— Down the river from Wolf Point, some record setting real estate has just landed on the market. The 89th-floor Trump penthouse originally reserved for The Donald himself is now asking $32M from the general public. If it sells for anything close to that (at least half), it'll go down as the region's priciest sale ever. This is a case of pure prestige— the unit isn't finished or furnished.
THE LOOP— As we write, artist Jessica Stockholder is laying down vinyl at the intersection of State & Adams. By the time she finishes, on Tuesday, Color Jam will be the largest contiguous vinyl installation in the nation and largest public art work in Chicago history. The Chicago Loop Alliance, which brought you the three-story EYE sculpture, is behind this as well. Go check it out!
NEAR NORTH SIDE— Forever on a quest to keep things fresh, we've debuted a new weekly Curbed feature. It's called CornerSpotter and it calls on reader knowledge and instinct in the manner of PriceSpotter to correctly identify building(s) and/or streetscapes using archival photos. Our first installation went off with a bang. Be on the lookout for next week's teaser!