Throwback Thursday: One South Dearborn

When you’ve been publishing a blog as long as we have, you end up with one heck of a photograph archive. Fortunately, the interwebs gave us...

New Hampton Inn Opens in Historic Chicago Skyscraper

A decade after the last tenant turned off the lights at 68 East Wacker Place, the lights are on once again and the place is open for business.  It...

Two Minutes of Testa’s Turbine

  When you think of the Back of the Yards neighborhood, fascinating views may not be the first thing on your mind. But YouTuber Roman Alfredo...

Students Light Up Lincoln Park Architecture

Some of DePaul University’s Theater Department students are taking what they’ve learned to the streets of Lincoln Park.  They’re...

Booth Hansen Throws a Curveball in Lake View East

Remember when the design was released for the new skyscraper at 171 North Halsted and the heavens opened up, and there was the blaring of trumpets...

Big Bowl Building Bids to Be Bigger, Better, Blockier

If you have a craving for Cantowanvietapanese food in the Gold Coast, better head to Big Bowl soon.  It’s closing at the end of July....

Loop Skyscraper Gets a Model’s Name

They’re both modestly tall. They both have shiny skin. And now they’re both named “Mila.” The skyscraper erection at 200...

Congress Hotel Tries to Even Out Again; OCD Architects Rejoice

Six years after the Chicago Plan Commission approved the Congress Plaza Hotel’s plan to add floors to increase capacity and become more...

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