Not Everything Going Up In River North is Tall and Shiny

For a lot of fairly obvious reasons, we pay a lot of attention to the tall, shiny, sky-scraping buildings mushrooming up all over River North.  But...

Condo Block Ready To Replace Downtown MCM-ish, Route 66-ish Gas Station [u]

The paperwork is starting to fly for the new condominium block proposed by Belgravia Group for 1045 West Washington Street, between North Aberdeen...

New Near North Condo Building Should Be Named for its Movie History, But Probably Won’t

There’s a new plan afoot to build a condominium building at 61 West Erie Street.  You may know it as the square, yellow brick building next to...

Big Grant to Help Conserve Adler & Sullivan’s Charnley-Persky House

It’s the ultimate in name-dropping.  The Charnley-Persky House, designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan when Frank Lloyd Wright was...

Chicago Makes an Appearance During Super Bowl L

  The only way any of the Chicago Bears made it to last night’s Super Bowl at Levis Stadium deep in the heart of Silicon Valley (not...

Passings: Sidney Epstein

2016 is barely a month old, and it’s been a very rough year already for high-profile deaths.  Now Chicago’s architecture industry has...

Slice of Life: Dancing on Ed Debevic’s Gravy

Still digging at the old Ed Debevic's site. Some of what they've found is just as tasty as the day it was served....

Museum of Science and Industry’s LEGO Exhibit Starting to Click

Last month we told you about Brick by Brick, the new Lego-based exhibit coming to the Museum of Science and Industry next month.  Now the nice...

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  • They Say The Neon Lights Are Bright, On Waaaaabash

  • Charting Downtown Chicago’s Residential Potential and Predicting an Upcoming Supply/Demand Problem (Don’t Say “Bubble”)

  • Getting Ready For State Street’s Next Big Store

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