Columbia Wins Gold (Coast)

The scaffolding has been up for a couple of days, but the Columbia brand is finally flying outside the former Victoria’s Secret store at 830 North Michigan Avenue.  The sign claims “Spring 2010” for this, the third outdoors store to set up camp on the Magnificent...

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Slice of Life: Streeterville Obelisk

In a scene vaguely reminiscent of 2001: A Space Oddyssey, the giant black monolith that is Lake Point Tower (505 North Lake Shore Drive) rises over the new park in Streeterville. OK, maybe I’m the only one who sees it.  Maybe you see something...

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Status Update: 201 North Wells

The garage portion of 201 North Wells is done as the shiny new skyscraper begins climbing above its neighboring building.  This is easily one of the noisiest corners in the city, and hopefully the new building will have better insulation and glazing than the Century Tower (182 West Lake Street) across the street. The people who used to run the Century Tower back when it had the awkward name “Skyline Century of...

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