Week Links: May 11, 2012

  • If you’ve spent any time on the south end of Chicago’s financial district, you’ve probably been asked by someone for directions to the Metra LaSalle Street Station.  Grid Chicago has a good write-up about why the LaSalle Street Station is so hard to find.
  • Lanvin on Oak StreetLanvin is getting ready for its Chicago debut.  Our Gold Coast spy sent along a picture of the artwork now adorning its windows on Oak Street.
  • Spotted: Former Mayor Daley coming out of the office entrance of 900 North Michigan Avenue.  In addition to some post-mayoral controversies, hizonor has been busy on the boards of a number of companies, so it’s not surprising to see him.  Just nice to see that familiar face again.
  • Open: Escada, which is now open on Oak Street after leaving its very prominent location on the corner of North Michigan Avenue and East Chestnut Street.  It opened May 2nd.  Its old location remains empty.
  • Tidbit from CDOT: 26% of households in Chicago do not own a car.
  • Tidbit from CDOT: Twice as many people use Union Station as use Midway Airport each day.

Author: Editor

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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