See What the Steelworker Sees at Optima Center
Aug27

See What the Steelworker Sees at Optima Center

Yesterday we showed you a vertigo-inducing view looking down on the 200 North Michigan Avenue construction site from way up high inside Michigan Plaza. If that picture didn’t make you barf, this one might do the trick. Joe over at YoChicago! sent over this picture he took last Friday when he found himself on the roof of the Optima Center I at 200 East Illinois Street.  Naturally, he leaned over the building’s glassy facade...

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Canstruction Takes Over Merchandise Mart
Aug27

Canstruction Takes Over Merchandise Mart

This month, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart has been the scene of a slew of engineering feats that would make any grocer jealous. August 12 was build night for the ninth annual Canstruction Chicago contest, a design and build competition benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 20 teams of architects, engineers, real estate developers, and others assembled their creations from ordinary canned goods, turning the Marts’...

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KTGY Opens Chicago Office Through Merger With PPK Architects
Aug27

KTGY Opens Chicago Office Through Merger With PPK Architects

California powerhouse architecture and planning firm KTGY Group, Inc., has established its first office in the Midwest through a merger with Glen Ellyn-based PPK Architects. KTGY’s new office will be located in Chicago at 343 W. Erie Street. PPK has been around for 65 years, designing commercial and residential projects throughout the Midwest. KTGY has a management philosophy emphasizing collaboration, with partners and principals...

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