England and Japan Go All Rock-Paper-Scissors on Michigan Avenue

Ah, 830 North Michigan Avenue. How we remember you fondly as the birthplace of this blog. With a MacBook Pro, eleven cups of coffee, and a flaky...

Construction Update

River Point Slips Into Something Tight and Shiny

River Point (444 West Lake Street) has been shrouded in mystery from the get-go. We’ve been able to watch the core grow up through the center...

Chicago Export

bKL in Beijing: Animation Starting to Move

Today we continue a new series of reports we call “Chicago Exports.” So much of the world’s great architecture is designed...

Construction Update

200 North Michigan Tops Out

As they say in Wisconsin, “That’s all the further she goes.” MiLa, the skyscraper formerly known as 200 North Michigan, has topped...

New Condo Building Served Up For Restaurant Row

A new luxury condo development is on tap for the Near West Side, a stone’s throw from Restaurant Row. Taris Real Estate plans to develop 24...

Three More Pieces of Chicago’s Skyline Headed to the Scrapyard

Add three more Chicago water tanks to the list of the doomed. All three were named in demolition permits within a two-day span last week, with their...

Groupon To Renew Lease And Expand In Former Montgomery Ward Building

In 1908 it was known as the Catalog House, and for many years, the former Montgomery Ward building at 600 W. Chicago churned out just...

Sponsored Post

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Warm Floors

The calendar still reads August, but the kiddos are headed back to school, Halloween candy displays are in the supermarkets and before you know it...

Recent Video

Proposed Oak Park Residential Tower Gets Animated
Chicago Architecture Biennial Goes All Video
The Roof… The Roof… The Roof is a Park
Wayback Wednesday: Fly Through the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
Number Nine Caught on Video
  • Proposed Oak Park Residential Tower Gets Animated

  • Chicago Architecture Biennial Goes All Video

  • The Roof… The Roof… The Roof is a Park

  • Wayback Wednesday: Fly Through the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

  • Number Nine Caught on Video