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Demolition Work Begins on 19th Century Buildings at State and Huron

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The 1889 structures will make way for a new residential tower

With a demolition permit issued earlier this month and no protection offered by the site's Orange landmark designation, it was only a matter of time before work would begin to destroy the vintage buildings at River North's northeast corner of State and Huron. While the structures at 4 and 8 E Huron located closest to the corner will soon be gone, the Consulate General of Ukrainian building at 10 E Huron will be spared.

The site is being cleared ahead of a plan by CA Ventures to construct a 26-story, 290-foot residential tower in its place. While preservation-minded Chicagoans will be sad to see the old buildings go, the new building will feature retail on its State Street frontage and will certainly add more street level engagement compared to 4 E Huron’s blank stone wall. An image of the tower’s lower portion is posted on CA Ventures' website.

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