High Above The West Loop Skyline, A Remnant Of The Past: Water Tanks
Apr30

High Above The West Loop Skyline, A Remnant Of The Past: Water Tanks

You may not see too many tourists from Iowa rushing past the Willis Tower to take pictures of the Chicago’s ancient water tanks. I don’t recall the tanks making the cut on the Architectural Foundation Loop walking tours, either. For that matter, travel brochures nearly always bypass water tanks in favor of The Bean. I wonder, are water tanks the Rodney Dangerfield of Chicago structures? They certainly embody the...

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Proposed Near West Condo Project Has Residents Feeling Like They Got Hit By the Ol’ Switcheroo
Apr30

Proposed Near West Condo Project Has Residents Feeling Like They Got Hit By the Ol’ Switcheroo

Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) hosted his first Near West Side community meeting last night at the Merit School of Music and he heard firsthand how protective the neighborhood’s residents are about green space, parking and density. The subject of the gathering was a proposed residential building at 200 South Green Street between Jackson and Adams, on what is now a surface parking lot on the western border of Greektown. The...

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