The University of Chicago’s New Arts Center Joins Solid Architectural Company
Mar12

The University of Chicago’s New Arts Center Joins Solid Architectural Company

The University of Chicago campus, in Chicago’s illustrious Hyde Park, boasts an intriguing collection of architectural gems. Studding the grounds are the SSA (School of Social Service Administration) building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; several  Law School buildings, designed by Eero Saarinen; and, of course, the Robie Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Now, amidst these historic pieces of architecture, a new...

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How Chicago’s Historic Fisher Building Got Its Fish, and Other Things That Make It Special
Mar12

How Chicago’s Historic Fisher Building Got Its Fish, and Other Things That Make It Special

Sited among an incomparable collection of surviving early Chicago skyscrapers, the Fisher Building (343 South Dearborn Street) doesn’t resemble any of its neighbors. Though technologically modern, its decorative scheme unabashedly hearkens back to the Gothic cathedrals of Europe. South Dearborn Street in the 1890’s was hot real estate. Until the 1880’s, the area was residential, but when Dearborn Station was built at...

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Status Update: McClurg Court Center Retail
Mar12

Status Update: McClurg Court Center Retail

The new retail space at McClurg Court Center (600 North McClurg Court) is really starting to take shape. The ground floor spaces of the two towers are being gutted and are being replaced with some snazzy-looking retail space. Five new small stores are being created along Ontario Street, joining the two existing stores there. Seven new stores are going in along Ohio Street, and one massive new store space is being carved out at the...

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