Cubs Launch Nuclear Option Against Wrigley Field’s Rooftop Neighbors
May22

Cubs Launch Nuclear Option Against Wrigley Field’s Rooftop Neighbors

  It’s one of the inevitable rites of spring. ¬†Along with the smell of your neighbor’s freshly mown lawn, rooftop bikini-spotting from the Brown Line, and the closure of Chicago beaches because Milwaukee can’t seem to keep the poo out of our common pool, the Cubs have release yet another Wrigley Field expansion plan. Wrigley Field expansion is only slightly less complicated, drawn-out and dramatic than a Mexican...

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Lost Pieces of Merchandise Mart Found in a Suburban Garden
May22

Lost Pieces of Merchandise Mart Found in a Suburban Garden

A couple of times a month we get e-mails here from people who have found something related to Chicago or architecture or Chicago architecture and they want to know if it’s worth saving, restoring, or selling. These are almost always things like skyline postcards, or matchbooks with the logos of long-gone hotels, or sometimes receipts from stores that are long gone. Since this isn’t Antiques Roadshow and we don’t have...

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