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When Crain's Chicago Business first revealed the project in February, the site identity was pegged to 740 North Rush, the former Crain's Communications headquarters building best known as home to a very busy Giordano's pizzeria. As now revealed by Reilly and the renderings, however, 740 isn't being slated for annihilation but truncation. About half of its Superior Street elevation is set to be demolished for the new tower. This is not unprecedented. The landmark 1872 Delaware Building at Randolph and Dearborn, for example, not only had floors added to it in 1888 - several of its easternmost bays were demolished to make way for the Oriental Theater Building.
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