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Tribune Tower East Gets Go-Ahead from City Council

The Chicago City Council signed off on construction of Tribune Tower East, part of the redevelopment of Tribune Tower, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Aldermen gave zoning approval to the proposal by Chicago-based Golub and Los Angeles-based CIM to build a 113-story, 1,442-foot tall hotel and residential skyscraper that would be the second-tallest building in Chicago.

Golub and CIM originally unveiled plans for the project at 421-451 N. Michigan Ave. two years ago as part of a broader redevelopment of the former home of the Chicago Tribune and WGN. They are well underway with turning the landmark 36-story building into luxury condominiums.

Tribune Tower East would include a 200-room hotel, 564 condos and apartments, a 687-stall parking garage, and 14 loading docks. The developers will fulfill the project’s affordable housing obligations primarily by paying into the city’s Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).