Slice of Life: The Air Up Here
Jun14

Slice of Life: The Air Up Here

The view of Chicago’s downtown skyline from atop the dinky Ferris wheel at the Taste of St. Stan’s Carnival at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church in the Noble Square neighborhood. This article is the result of photos sent in by people just like you.  E-mail your pics to editor@ChicagoArchitecture.info....

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West Loop to Become More Hostile to Suburban Commuters
Jun14

West Loop to Become More Hostile to Suburban Commuters

  The city of Chicago is launching a pilot project to discourage commuters from the suburbs from parking in the West Loop and West Town areas. You don’t even have to own a car to notice that every morning from 7-9am and every evening from 4-6pm, hordes of downtown office workers pile out of The Loop and into the streets west to hop into their cars, and clog up the highways getting back to the ‘burbs. It’s not...

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Status Update: Demolition of Prentice Womens’ Hospital
Jun14

Status Update: Demolition of Prentice Womens’ Hospital

Demolition of the former Prentice Womens’ Hospital (320 East Huron Street) is underway.  Crews have removed the skywalk connecting the bulbous Bertrand Goldberg-designed building to Northwestern’s Lurie Medical Research Center next door at 303 East Superior Street. The removal left a portion of Prentice’s west side bashed in.  It’s also been marked up with spray paint to guide demolition teams as they continue...

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