Spilling The Bean: Cloud Gate Gets A Twin In China
Aug12

Spilling The Bean: Cloud Gate Gets A Twin In China

Millennium Park’s iconic centerpiece sculpture “Cloud Gate” evidently has a twin bean, all the way over in the Chinese town of Karamay, according to the government-run newspaper People’s Daily Online. The oil producing town fittingly refers to its sculpture as a “big oil bubble.” People’s Daily reports that the stainless steel sculpture is scheduled for official unveiling later this month. The sculpture has been in the...

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Reno Preview: 500 West Monroe
Aug12

Reno Preview: 500 West Monroe

Fresh from the announcement that Motorola Solutions is moving from the suburbs to the West Loop’s 500 West Monroe, the 46-story skyscraper is going to undergo a major interior renovation. General contractor J.C. Anderson sent over a picture of what the new lobby at 500 will look like when it’s done renovating all 9,000 feet of public space in the office tower a block south of the Ogilvie Transportation Center. You can read...

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Chicago’s Flagship Apple Store Going Underground Down Michigan Avenue
Aug12

Chicago’s Flagship Apple Store Going Underground Down Michigan Avenue

Chicago has long been an architectural testbed for Apple, the high tech company that has transformed the way people think about computers by disguising them as mobile phones.  Now Apple is going to do it again, just down the street, at Pioneer Court. Crain’s Chicago Business has the scoop that Apple is moving its main Chicago store from 679 North Michigan to a space beneath the plaza in front of 401 North Michigan.  It’s...

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Marriott Marquis Chicago Plants Roots in Prairie District
Aug12

Marriott Marquis Chicago Plants Roots in Prairie District

The new Marriott Marquis Chicago broke ground in the South Loop’s Prairie District back in July, and since then, construction crews have stopped breaking it, and are now drilling, digging, scooping, and shaking that same ground to its very core. Located at 2121 South Prairie Avenue, the newest addition to the McCormick Collection will be directly connected to McCormick Place, offering the ultimate convenience for guests and...

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