Bridging a Gap in the Fulton River District [updated]
Feb04

Bridging a Gap in the Fulton River District [updated]

Tis the season for pedestrian bridges. ┬áThe city is in the middle of a project to build several along the lakefront and Lake Shore Drive, the Cubs want to put one up in Wrigleyville, and hardly a year passes that one Northwestern or the other (university or hospital) doesn’t put one in Streeterville. Chicago’s next pedestrian bridge will be erected Friday, February 7, 2014 in the Fulton River District....

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K2, Last Skyscraper at K Station, Officially Breaks Ground
Nov02

K2, Last Skyscraper at K Station, Officially Breaks Ground

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held earlier today for K2, the 34-story apartment tower that represents the final piece of the development known as K Station. With the rumble and squeal of 120 caissons being laid in the background, the architects, developers, partners, backers, bankers, and others showed up in a dusty lot next to the construction site for the ceremony this morning. Instead of turning dirt with a brass shovel, a time...

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Slice of Life: Heart in His Hands

A bridge abutment on North Union Street is the home of this time-worn piece of art.  It’s a depiction of a human heart being cradled in a pair of human hands.  Is it creepy?  Maybe.  Is it a social statement?  Who can say?  It’s always just wonderful to stumble across works of art in unexpected places. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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