Slice of Life: Bughouse in the Fog
Apr12

Slice of Life: Bughouse in the Fog

A foggy early spring morning, looking at the Chicago skyline from the Gold Coast.  In the foreground you can see Bughouse Square, officially known as Washington Square Park (901 North Clark Street). Beyond the Merchandise Mart (222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza) the Loop’s skyscrapers fade into the bright...

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Google Fails Chicago: Part Two in a Series

It seems like every time I try to look something up on Google Maps in Chicago, I find information that is just egregiously wrong.  I know Google has an office in Chicago, but you’d never know it from the map product. Hopefully no one is counting on Google to find the second-largest office building in the world. Prior offenses: Google Thinks Chicago’s Homeless Live in...

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Chicago’s Seven Storefront Studios
Nov19

Chicago’s Seven Storefront Studios

The banners promise that Loyola University’s new $400,000 streetfront television studio in The Clare at Water Tower (55 East Pearson Street) will open in autumn 2009, but I think we can safely say that isn’t going to happen.  Especially considering that Loyola only got its permit to build the studio on October 2nd. Loyola’s will be the seventh streetfront studio in Chicago.  WGN radio was the modern pioneer with this...

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