Status Update: The Park Monroe

You can call it the Park Monroe all you want, but to us it’s still Mid-Continental Plaza .  The conversion of the upper stories of this office building into swanky double-height condominiums actually appears to have done the building some good. It’s no longer a boing box of grey pinstripes.  The change in form at the residential level gives it an interesting visual cap and helps it stand out more than it did...

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Status Update: The Legacy at Millennium Park

If the Waterview Tower ever gets completed, I’d like to think that this is what it would look like.  The Legacy at Millennium Park spent a couple of years trying to restore and preserve some pretty nasty retail storefronts.  Now that it’s free to rise upward, it is; and at quite a pace. There are three reasons I like this building: It echoes the art deco-era towers that sit in front of it along Michigan Avenue It...

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