Evanston To Face Condo Tower Showdown
The Chicago suburb of Evanston may be facing a battle of the condominiums. Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that there are two large condo projects planned and there just might not be room for the both of them. James Klutznick and Tim Anderson have proposed a 49-story condo tower and right next door Robert Horner and HSA Commercial Real Estate are looking to build a 37-story condo tower. It is seen as unlikely that city officials would give the nod to both projects. Klutznick and Anderson say that their plan is better because their tower would be on the north end of the block away from two neighboring high-rises, and it doesn't involve the existing Hahn Building like the other project but their plan is under scrutiny for its expected 523 foot height. The Horner/HAS structure (shown on the left) is a bit more interesting to my eyes and also has the bonus of a two-story restaurant shaped like a flying saucer that would overlook Fountain Square and would feature a rooftop plaza connected to the square by a grand staircase.