More Than Frangos and Lingerie: Macy’s State Street Store
Apr16

More Than Frangos and Lingerie: Macy’s State Street Store

Most visitors, and a good number of native Chicagoans, who walk into the Macy’s State Street store probably aren’t aware of the architecturally significant elements there. I was walking through the main floor the other day and looked up. It’s a ceiling like no other: thousands of shiny pieces of Tiffany glass that make up a glittering mosaic. To find out some of the details, I checked in with the Macy’s folks...

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Status Update: Saint James Commons
Apr16

Status Update: Saint James Commons

It’s been a while since we checked in on the new public courtyard going in at the headquarters of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (65 East Huron Street). As you can see, it looks like it’s just about done. The public space is part of Saint James Commons, a complex that includes Saint James Cathedral, the diocesan offices, and a new welcome center. The project, designed by Loebl Schlossman & Hackl was mostly completed...

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