Chasing What Matters: The Chicago Theatre

An occasional e-mailer sent us this interesting photograph today.  It show the Chase bank logo at the top of the Chicago Theatre’s landmark marquee (175 North State Street). It’s the first time the e-mailer noticed this, and it’s new to us, too.  Does anyone remember this being there before? A search of the Chicago Theatre’s web site turned up nothing mentioning a change in the marquee to honor one of its...

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Briefly: Public Powwow, Hidden Housing, Gill’s Gawkers

There’s a public meeting tonight at 6:00pm about the proposed Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion to be built at 259 East Erie Street. The meeting will be held in Hughes Auditorium at 303 East Superior Street. Did you know there are residences on the top floors of 333 Wacker Drive? Wolford is coming to The Shops at North Bridge (520 North Michigan Avenue).  Thanks, Gold Coast spy! Overheard: “We come to...

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Can a Building’s Green Status Be Revoked?

A big deal has been made by Pepsico about its Chicago building (555 West Monroe Street) and its “green” features.  By WLS-TV, by the City of Chicago, and in Pepsi’s own internal reports.  But even though the building has been LEED certified, can it be truly called “green” when it is so often wasteful? The waste in this case comes in the form of water.  The photo above was taken on Saturday, October 8th....

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