Pioneer Court Thinking Inside the Box — The Glass Box, That Is
Sep03

Pioneer Court Thinking Inside the Box — The Glass Box, That Is

Michigan Avenue’s Pioneer Court at 401 North Michigan Avenue is looking to glass things up a bit with the addition of a glass box on the building’s southern edge right across from the Chicago River.  The proposed box would be part of a $25 million renovation that the Zeller Realty Group, which owns the building, is planning for the property. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the glass box would serve as an entrance to a new...

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Welcome, 410 East Grand. It’s Been a Long Time Coming
Sep03

Welcome, 410 East Grand. It’s Been a Long Time Coming

One sign of a recovering economy is real estate developers jockeying to build new buildings so that they’re ready when the economy improves.  An even better sign is when old projects that seemed dead get pulled off the shelves, dusted off, and actually happen. That’s the case at 410 East Grand Avenue in Streeterville.  We started reporting on it in 2011, but its history goes back further than that.  But since it was...

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WTTW Working on Another Architecture Documentary
Sep03

WTTW Working on Another Architecture Documentary

The Chicago television station that brought us Ten Buildings That Changed America, and continues to bring us the historically addictive Ask Jeffrey segments during Chicago Tonight, is putting together another architecture documentary series. “Ten That Changed America” is a look at the places and people who shaped the built environment we experience today.  This time host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Protess take us...

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