Three More Kiosks Coming to Chicago’s Lakefront
Aug06

Three More Kiosks Coming to Chicago’s Lakefront

Earlier today we told you about Chicago Horizon, the pavilion that won the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s lakefront kiosk contest and $85,000 from B.P.  But that’s not the end of the construction. Three more kiosks will also be built on Chicago’s shoreline as part of the architecture festival. They are collaborations between Chicago architecture schools and architects around the world: The Cent Pavilion Designed by...

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Chicago Streetwall to Get Some Starchitect Spackle
Aug06

Chicago Streetwall to Get Some Starchitect Spackle

  It’s no secret that the famed Chicago Streetwall loses its luster the farther south you go. Everything has to come to an end somewhere. But the south end of the architectural cliff may get some much-needed help from big-name architect Helmut Jahn. Details are hard to come by at this time, but Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Jahn has been picked to design a new building for the streetwall gap at 1000 South...

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New Malcolm X College Campus Making the Grade
Aug06

New Malcolm X College Campus Making the Grade

On the city’s west side, Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is getting a whole new syllabus. Not just new classes, but new classrooms. And then some. Directly across Jackson Street from its current location at 226 West Jackson, a new facility is being erected. Construction began in 2014, and is expected to be completed for student use in January 2016, just in time for the spring semester. The $251 million...

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Loop Office Building Going Residential
Aug06

Loop Office Building Going Residential

The shift in Chicago’s Loop from nearly exclusively office building to a more mixed-use neighborhood continues, aided by sky-high hotel rates and demand for living in the city’s downtown.  So it shouldn’t be surprising that after several office buildings have recently been converted into hotels, now we have an office building that’s going to become apartments. FitzGerald Associates sent over a press release...

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Chicago Biennial About to Become Tangible
Aug06

Chicago Biennial About to Become Tangible

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is fast approaching, and there hasn’t been much to report on.  There was the initial flurry of activity when the event was announced, but then nothing until a couple of weeks ago when a short video was released.  Now, finally we have something to sink our teeth into. The winner of the Chicago Biennial’s lakefront kiosk contest has been announced.  A team from Rhode...

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