Week Links: May 18, 2012

  • The Prairie Avenue District is going to get a brand new mansion to go with all the historic mansions down there.  It’s going to be 13,000 square feet on the same block as the Marshall Field, Junior mansion (1919 South Prairie Avenue).  Crains Chicago Business has the scoop.
  • The new CTA Green Line station at North Morgan Street is now open.  This means better access to the West Loop, West Town, the Fulton River District and the Meatpacking District.
  • The Fulton River District Association reports that a developer has approached Alderman Burnett about doing something with that nasty grey building at the Grand/Milwaukee/Halsted intersection.  We’ve heard this before, but here’s hoping something will finally happen with that craptastic pile.
  • The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article, and the title says it all: Why Wrigley Field Should Be Destroyed.
  • Crain’s has an update on the new residential tower going up at 73 East Lake Street.  Apparently it’s going to be called The Summit.
  • The Chicago Sun-Times reports that now that it’s been decided that the “Santa Fe” sign is coming off the Santa Fe Building (224 South Michigan Avenue), a number of organizations are trying to get their hands on it, including the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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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