Is Chicago About To Lose Its Title of The Drawbridge Capital Of The World?
May19

Is Chicago About To Lose Its Title of The Drawbridge Capital Of The World?

Chicago has many drawbridges; the most of any city in North America. And in classic Second City form, is surpassed only by Amsterdam as the city with the most drawbridges in the world. Chicago has the greatest variety of drawbridge designs of any city on earth. Chicago’s historic bridges embody significant engineering and cultural heritage. It is the world’s greatest working drawbridge museum. Yet, the last drawbridge to be...

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Slice of Life: Skyline and Water
Aug09

Slice of Life: Skyline and Water

Chicago’s skyline finds itself framed, not by Lake Michigan, but by the North Branch of the Chicago River in this photograph taken from the North Avenue Bridge. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Briefly: Pete’s and The Wolf, Buildings Going Up, Stuff Coming Down
Jan30

Briefly: Pete’s and The Wolf, Buildings Going Up, Stuff Coming Down

  Another Chicago food desert is going to be watered. After months (years?) of struggling, Pete’s Fresh is going to break ground on a new grocery store at Madison and Western.  $700,000 was transferred into escrow yesterday (Thursday, January 26, 2012) and the project can finally start churning some dirt. Yet another idea is being floated for developing Wolf Point, the parking lot on the north side of the Chicago River...

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Halsted Street Bridge Reopens
Dec23

Halsted Street Bridge Reopens

The Halsted Street Bridge over the Chicago River’s North Branch Canal opened today (Friday, December 23, 2011) after being closed for more than a year.  Not sure where that is?  It’s the part that connects Goose Island with Division Street.  The new bridge is four-lanes, plus two bicycle lanes.  Previously, this bridge was only two lanes.  Here’s the full press release from CDOT: The Chicago Department of...

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Briefly: Another Giant Walgreens, Pier Pressure, Rails+Trails

Following the success of its 40 Wall Street store in New York, Walgreens keeps building giant stores around the country, including a couple in Chicago.  Racked has the goods on the new giant Walgreens going in to the former Borders space at the corner of Broadway and Diversey in Lakeview (2817 North Clark Street). The latest redesign plan for Navy Pier is inching forward.  We’ve lost track of the number of Nacvy Pier redesign...

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