Monthly Archives: June 2014

HOK’s Obama library plans: Tapping the potential of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood

by Dan Rafter If Peter Ruggiero had his way, the future Barack Obama Presidential Library would one day rise from Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood on the city’s South Side. That’s where architects with the Chicago office of architecture firm HOK … Continue reading

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A video look at Ryan Companies’ $400 million Downtown East development

by Dan Rafter Downtown Minneapolis will be a changed place once the Downtown East mixed-use project led by Ryan Companies US takes shape. Downtown East, of course, is the $400 million mixed-use development being built now on a five-block, 12.5-acre … Continue reading

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A new look for Walgreens as the reinvention of retail continues

by Dan Rafter You know exactly what you’ll find when you step into that Walgreens store on the corner in your neighborhood: Makeup, lotion, 2-liter bottles of pop, discounted DVDs and disposable cameras. But what if you stepped into a … Continue reading

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Irgens-developed 833 East office tower to reshape downtown Milwaukee’s skyline

  by Dan Rafter Once every 10 to 15 years. That’s how often projects as important as the 833 East downtown office tower come along in Milwaukee, said Dave Merrick, development director and Milwaukee manager for Irgens. And this is … Continue reading

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Building big: Kraus-Anderson set to wrap construction of largest off-campus student-housing development in Minnesota

by Dan Rafter The Marshall, the new student-housing complex scheduled to open by the start of this academic year in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood, is a big project. How big? As John Solberg, a vice president with construction manager Kraus-Anderson Construction … Continue reading

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Click on the picture: Kraus-Anderson ready to wrap construction on largest off-campus student-housing project in Minnesota

by Dan Rafter The Marshall, the largest off-campus student-housing complex ever built in the state of Minnesota, is on schedule to open its doors and accept its first University of Minnesota student residents at the start of the fall academic … Continue reading

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General Electric makes nearly $90 million investment in Cincinnati’s The Banks mixed-use development

  by Dan Rafter General Electric is making a big investment in The Banks, a mixed-use development in downtown Cincinnati — nearly $90 million big. The company announced this month that it will build a 338,000-square-foot 10-story office building at … Continue reading

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