The Most Unusual Chicago Building Permit of the Year
Aug17

The Most Unusual Chicago Building Permit of the Year

It’s no secret that Navy Pier is going to replace its current Ferris wheel with a bigger, better, more modern wheel. Nevertheless, it’s kind of strange to see it come across your desk in black and white: EXISTING OPEN AIR ASSEMBLY: REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING FERRIS WHEEL, INSTALLATION OF NEW STRUCTURAL SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR FERRIS WHEEL, INSTALLATION OF NEW USER LOADING DECK, INSTALLATION OF NEW CANOPY, AND INSTALLATION OF...

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Status Update: MiLa Gets Glasses
Aug17

Status Update: MiLa Gets Glasses

Remember back in the early 2010s when all the pretty girls decided it was cool to wear glasses?  Even if they didn’t have a vision problem, they’d click over to Warby Parker and try to order some granny horns with clear glass in them? Well, the prettiest new skyscraper in The Loop got new glasses recently, and one of our photographers was there shortly afterward to capture the very very blue wrapped around the base of 200...

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833 North Clark Ready To Rise and Shine
Aug17

833 North Clark Ready To Rise and Shine

Months after the ceremonial groundbreaking, and weeks after demolition crews pulled up the landscaping and tore down the kinda cool pergola in the middle of the surface parking lot, construction is finally about to begin on the residential skyscraper at 833 North Clark Street. Permits were issued last week to get things rolling, and as always the city of Chicago is a fan of brevity: Foundation and Superstructure only for a new...

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Neighbor News: Engineering Firm HNTB Hits A Home Run With Musial Bridge Honors
Aug17

Neighbor News: Engineering Firm HNTB Hits A Home Run With Musial Bridge Honors

HNTB is on a roll. The architecture, civil engineering and construction management firm had already received kudos for its work on the Chicago Lakefront Trail—nominated for the Best Urban Trail Award. Now the company has another big nomination: it’s a finalist in the 2015 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. The project that’s earned this nomination is the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects Saint...

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