SoNo? : a new highrise on the way

SoNo? : a new highrise on the way

Janel Laban
Apr 20, 2006

The condo explosion continues, this time at North and Clybourn. The sales office opens tomorrow for this larger-than-life highrise being built near the el stop. We're happy to see more residential space in such an retail-heavy spot, but it is getting a bit congested...

The area has changed dramatically in the years we've lived close by and traffic has increased right along with all the retail coming in (luckily my family lives car-free, so it doesn't cramp our style too much). The building has been designed by Laurence Booth of Booth Hansen and according to the site, this is the only highrise that will be allowed in the general vicinity, due to zoning laws.

What does everyone think? Thumbs up or down on this plan/design...

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