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Demolition Watch

Threatened Frank Lloyd Wright cottage moving to a new location

The 1913 structure won’t be demolished after all.

Gold Coast greystone bites the dust for upcoming 22-story tower

Built as a single-family residence, the 19th-century structure at 16 W. Maple recently housed a restaurant.

University of Chicago demolishes historic building near Jackson Park

The 1928 structure will be replaced by a vacant lot for the foreseeable future.

Union Station garage closes, clearing path for 50-story tower

The Amtrak-owned garage located will permanently close on September 30.

Old Michigan Avenue building ready to bite the dust for glassy tower

The four-story building at 300 N. Michigan will be replaced by a 46-story hotel and residential high-rise.

City’s oldest fish wholesaler demolished for new Fulton Market office tower

The Isaacson & Stein Fish Company building now sleeps with the fishes.

Historic neoclassical bank faces demolition in Woodlawn

The Cook County Land Bank Authority voted to redevelop the Washington Park National Bank building.

Downtown hardware store bites the dust for new apartment tower

The former Clark and Barlow building at Grand and Orleans won’t be around for much longer.

Two transit-oriented projects headed to the 606 trail

The Western Avenue developments will add 131 units along the border of Bucktown and Logan Square.

River North buildings bite the dust for 12-story condo development

The 34-unit "Superior House" project is inching closer to breaking ground.

Edgewater Medical Center demo is ‘almost 300 days’ behind schedule

The alderman says complaints from neighbors are primarily to blame for the the delay.

Zoning change may save historic River North buildings from demo threat

The 19th century structures might stick around after all.

Demolition looms over midcentury modern home in Glencoe

The 1965 home is one of 52 private dwellings designed by notable architect Edward Dart.

Evanston moves to demolition historic Harley Clarke Mansion

The old English Tudor Revival style structure served as the long-time home the Evanston Art Center.

River West corner makes room for 23-story tower

Big changes are headed to the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Carpenter Street

Demolition crews make room for Old Town condo project

The developers will save the facade of the historic Village Theater building

Former General Growth building to bite the dust for new riverfront tower

The six-story midcentury building will be replaced by a glassy 52-story skyscraper.

City grants demolition of historic West Loop building

Attempts by preservationists to save the building were unsuccessful

Historic Winnetka mansion may face demolition following $10M sale

The new owners of the 1905 structure have applied for permits to tear it down.

The West Loop’s old H2O Plus HQ bites the dust for massive apartment complex

The low-slung industrial building will give way to a pair of high-rises sporting hundreds of rental units.

Demolition begins on the Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s

The restaurant’s stand-alone memorabilia pavilion is the first to bite the dust.

Preservation unlikely for Edgewater’s threatened Woodruff Arcade

Community concerns could see the design of its mixed-use replacement evolve.

Federal review could hold up planned Wacker Drive skyscraper

The Army Corps of Engineers must weigh the plan’s "adverse effects" on the historic General Growth Building.

River North building once home to Citizen Bar to bite the dust for condos

The former restaurant space also served as a sales center for the new development slated to rise in its place.

McDonald’s to demolish its famous Des Plaines museum

A replica of the brand’s first franchise store, the Chicagoland museum has been a popular tourist destination for many years.

Navy Pier’s new hotel is officially a go

Pre-construction demolition is starting on the 222-room waterfront project.

19th century Italianate demolished for new West Loop condos

As the neighborhood booms, its older buildings continue to become more scarce.

Lincoln Park house from TV’s ‘Family Matters’ to be demolished

A demolition permit was issued this week for the two-story frame house which appeared in the classic TV series

The Loop’s Randolph/Wabash station is now permanently closed

Service at the 121-year-old station officially ended at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning

Demolished Milwaukee Avenue facade will return in new Logan Square TOD

Though removed this week, the historic facade of the old Weyland Building will be reassembled and incorporated into a new apartment complex.

Six-story TOD slated to replace historic Edgewater arcade

The mixed-use project would demolish the 1923 Woodruff Arcade at the southeast corner of Broadway and Sheridan.

Demolition of Prairie School era factory to make way for new retail complex

A new development will deliver 215,000 square feet of retail space and 550 parking spots to the Clybourn Corridor.

West Loop buildings to make way for 32-story apartment tower

Though quiet for years, the high-rise project for 1061-1107 W. Van Buren Street is finally looking to move forward.

A final look inside Old Town’s Noble Horse Theatre and Stables

Slated for redevelopment, the now-demolished equestrian facility dated back to the late 19th century.

Workers make space for Logan Square micro-apartments

Following a landlord-tenant dispute, the 138-unit project near the Blue Line is finally back on track and proceeding with demolition work.

Which wards have seen the most zoning changes so far this year?

Chicago’s 1st and 27th wards have seen the most zoning activity so far in 2017.

Mixed-use proposal in Lincoln Park gets scaled down

With demolition already underway, the latest low-rise plan for the site will conform to current zoning.

Logan Square and West Town leading city for demolition permits in 2017

Developers are knocking down more buildings in these two neighborhoods than anywhere else in Chicago.

Builders continue demolishing Chicago’s historic housing stock

A handful of 19th century buildings in Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast are likely candidates for demolition.