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In With the New: HoJo Tower Is Sprouting Up on River North

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Ready or not, River North, here comes the HoJo Tower. The forthcoming 38-story skyscraper will replace the now long gone 71-room mid-century HoJo motel with 298 apartments, adding to the already booming downtown apartment market. And the tower also comes with a friend: a public pocket park on the west end of the site along Wells Street that's designed by Evanston's Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp.

For sentimentalists and historians alike, here are photos of the HoJo of properties past:

·Big Changes Are Happening on This Block in River North [Curbed Chicago]
·Status Update: HoJo is Gone; Make Way for the HoJo Tower [Chicago Architecture]
·Demolition of River North's Retro Howard Johnson Underway [Curbed Chicago]
·New Apartment Tower Cleared to Replace River North HoJo's [Curbed Chicago]