A Field Guide To Chicago NIMBYs
Aug19

A Field Guide To Chicago NIMBYs

Are NIMBYs in Chicago getting out of hand?  What started as groups of concerned citizens have lately turned into angry mobs shouting at people, waving signs, and even making threats.  The demeanor of these groups make it so that ordinary citizens interested in what’s happening in their communities are intimidated to the point that they no longer attend community meetings.  If they give the wrong answer to a pointed question from...

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Status Update: State & Chestnut Still Not Ripe
Aug19

Status Update: State & Chestnut Still Not Ripe

A couple of days ago a Chicago Architecture Blog operative buzzed by the new skyscraper at 845 North State Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast to check on the progress of the residential tower.  We were all surprised when the pictures came back showing it still not quite finished. The building, designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB, was approved by the city in early 2013 and was under construction a few months later.  It’s being...

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