Supertall Skyscraper Planned Along Chicago River at Lakeshore East
Jul08

Supertall Skyscraper Planned Along Chicago River at Lakeshore East

Prolific Chinese real estate developer and investment company Wanda Group has announced that it will build a new 1,150-foot-tall skyscraper in Chicago. Wanda Group isn’t a household name in Chicago… yet. But it has big plans to move into the American real estate development sector very aggressively in the near future. It already has 55 five-star hotels and 78 department stores in China. In America, you may know it as the...

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Graffiti Artist Xenz Visualizes A Dark Turn Of The Century Chicago Loop
Jul08

Graffiti Artist Xenz Visualizes A Dark Turn Of The Century Chicago Loop

A fountain gently burbled as I walked into the pocket park at West Monroe and South Wells in the Loop this afternoon. Worker bees ate Jersey Mike’s subs and fiddled with their smartphones. Did any of them know the grisly, infamous history of this site? My guess is, probably not, unless they read Gus Russo’s 2003 book “The Outfit.” Russo specializes in researching the Mafia and the JFK assassination. “The Outfit” traces Chicago’s...

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