TweetEcho: December 17, 2009-January 3, 2010

For those of you who don’t subscribe to our Twitter feed, here are the items we tweeted in the last week or so:

  1. For the record — Raccoons are not afraid of the El (with video): http://ow.ly/QTb4
  2. Tuesday Trivia: What we were before there was a Chicagoland:http://ow.ly/QTap
  3. Sur la Table on Walton Street is now closed. There’s a sign stating that it’s looking for a new location nearby.
  4. @aThousandFeetUp Absolutely. It was one of the better sunsets we’ve had in a while. And the sun sets two minutes later where you are!
  5. Ever wonder what Facebook’s headquarters looks like? Well, here ya’ go! http://ow.ly/QyGN
  6. Chicago’s Aqua skyscraper is now a trivia question (#30):http://ow.ly/QpJT
  7. Britain’s “Sun” newspaper compares Chicago with New York: “just as fabulous after dark – and a whole lot less frenzied.”http://ow.ly/QpGB
  8. My kind of town: New flight sim pack brings back Meigs Field, adds the Chicago Spire: http://ow.ly/QpCK
  9. Anthropologie opens at Chicago’s Block 37 on January 22.
  10. Unfollowing @chiarchitecture because of the poor signal to noise ratio. Will re-follow if the content improves.
  11. There’s finally a store to replace L’Artisan at the 900 Shops. LTJ Arthur looks like some kind of socks and pajamas store.
  12. Fifth Chicago skyscraper fire in a month. Latest one in the basement of 210 East Pearson. Pix of the building:http://ow.ly/Ovws
  13. Midwest Guest shows us Chicago’s Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows: http://ow.ly/NZgT
  14. An artifact of Chicago’s railroad history runs through River North: http://ow.ly/NGGV
  15. A sad slice of Chicago life: http://ow.ly/OfZ3 Especially for cat lovers.
  16. A Toronto newspaper looks at Chicago’s Fulton Market district: http://ow.ly/Odlr
  17. Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley on a 1956 edition of the game show What’s My Line? http://ow.ly/NW9y
  18. Au Bon Pain is now open at Block 37.
  19. The guy who designs the Apple Stores has been honored by the American Institute of Architects: http://ow.ly/NyCJ
  20. WBBM reports the fire was actually in a stairwell in Nordstrom and is out.
  21. Michigan Ave tied up because of a small fire at 540 North (The Marriott). More on the building: http://ow.ly/NnkA
  22. Epic sunset. Thanks, God.
  23. Chicago Art Magazine explains why you shouldn’t feel bad if you get lost in the Art Institute’s new wing:http://ow.ly/NbdO
  24. Cranky Canuck Frank Gehry drops the F-bomb and takes swipes at other starchitects: http://ow.ly/N7gs
  25. Celtic Fest Chicago is moving from the Fall to the Spring (May 8-9) and will be squeezed (downsized?) into Millennium Park.
  26. The feds are checking north side restaurants for illegal meat! (Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill is clean) http://ow.ly/MO9a
  27. The Hermes logos are up at the new Hermes location on Oak Street: http://ow.ly/MO6X
  28. Chicago’s cheapest architecture tour: No club to join, tour fees, or docents to tip: http://ow.ly/MImI

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Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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