It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2011 edition, part four)

This year’s Christkindlmarkt is being assembled in Daley Plaza.  Everything from the candle-powered wonders of Christmas World to the schnitzel hut to Santa’s photo booth is being put together to delight and entertain. If you’re ever stuck for a Christmas gift, especially for an old lady, it’s a great place to find inspiration. This is the 16th year for the market, which runs from November 23rd to Christmas...

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How To Make Your Own One-of-a-Kind Chicago Phone Background

You can make your own unique one-of-a-kind Chicago-centric background wallpaper for your phone. Just follow these easy steps: Go to the sidewalk outside the WLS-TV studios at 190 North State Street. Point your camera phone very close to the LED advertising pylon outside the studio. Take a picture! Take a few different pictures.  As the ads on the pylon change, the colors you’ll get on your phone change.  Who knows what you might...

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Briefly: Tricks and Towers in the South Loop, Liking Apartments
Nov11

Briefly: Tricks and Towers in the South Loop, Liking Apartments

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Golub has bought a parking lot and plans to build a 35-story residential tower at 907 South State Street.   It’s been added to our Going Up Map. Thanks to Mike Stephen at the Outside The Loop radio show on WLUW(FM).  He did an interview on Thursday morning about the Chicago Architecture Blog.  If you didn’t hear it on 88.7FM, check out the show online. It’s on iTunes, you...

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