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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, May 20

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After developer Christopher Carley missed a deadline earlier this week to buy the land on which he'd proposed building the Fordham Spire, Irish developer Garrett Kelleher swept in and bought it himself for $64M. This appears to be the first US project for Kelleher's Shelbourne Development group, although he lived in Chicago during the '80s and '90s. Given that Fordham is the name of Carley's company, it's not clear what the Santiago Calatrava-designed building will be called once (if?) it breaks ground in the spring. For now, at least, the spot is known by its address: 400 N. Lake Shore Drive.

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