Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes some of the key events, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention for the week of July 11th:
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel initiated plans to make approximately 100 city buildings more energy efficient. If implemented, the plan could potentially save between $4 and $5.6 million in annual utility bills. Read this previous post on what office buildings need to do to remain LEED certified.
- Zeller Realty Group is bringing Marilyn Monroe to Chicago. Actually, a likeness of the Hollywood icon. The 26-foot tall public art sculpture of Marilyn in her classic “The Seven Year Itch” pose will be on display starting today at Pioneer Court on the Magnificent Mile.
- Chicago’s CBD office market is gaining strength. The market saw three times as many transactions by mid-2011 as compared to the same point in previous years.
- Children’s Memorial Hospital has selected Chicago-based McCaffery Interests, Inc. to redevelop its six acre campus in Lincoln Park.
What headlines caught your attention this week? Leave a comment and let us know.