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Mid-Century Modern Office Tower May Get Contempo Glass Box

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The old Equitable Building at 401 North Michigan Avenue may get a new glassy addition at its ground level, Crain's is reporting. The developer who owns the building wishes to add something new to Pioneer Court, which was previously the site of the giant Marilyn Monroe statue called Forever Marilyn. The building's owner has already been revamping parts of the classic Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed mid-century modern building, to the tune of $25 million, and wants the glass box to become the entrance to a new restaurant that would be built underneath the plaza. Of course, the plan does need support from the city, but if the shiny new glass box does move forward, it could potentially be one more draw for bringing folks south along the Magnificent Mile.
·What's next for former 'Forever Marilyn' site on Michigan Avenue? [Crain's]
·Previous Magnificent Mile coverage [Curbed Chicago]