10 Chicago Neighborhoods Kind Of Like The West Loop (And Cheaper)
Aug07

10 Chicago Neighborhoods Kind Of Like The West Loop (And Cheaper)

Once upon a time, the West Loop was an ugly duckling, home to warehouses, meatpackers and little else. Those days are long gone. Nowadays, developers are grabbing up any open space for condos and apartments in the West Loop, with amenities like artisanal cheese-making classes and dog therapists for hipster canines with self-esteem issues. (Actually, I made both of those up, but folks at LG Development, if you’re reading this,...

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Saint Dominic’s Church Ready For Last Rites
Aug07

Saint Dominic’s Church Ready For Last Rites

Back in July, our Kevin Mungons received divine dispensation to take one last look at the interior of Saint Dominic’s Church at 357 West Locust Street. The city of Chicago, as you recall, had just issued a demolition permit for the 110-year-old edifice. As sad as Kevin’s photos were, it’s even more disheartening to see this once mighty fortress reduced to the piles of rubble and scrap that now appear at the lot in...

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The Lakefront Kiosks That Won’t Be
Aug07

The Lakefront Kiosks That Won’t Be

Life is full of winners and losers.  That’s just how it is.  Yesterday we showed you four new kiosks that will be built along the Chicago lakefront for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which starts in October.  We’d like to show you all of the entries, but that’s simply not possible since there were hundreds of them from 40 different countries.  But what we can show you are those project that almost made it.  Here...

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