Slice of Life: Filling the Hole in Your Art
Sep08

Slice of Life: Filling the Hole in Your Art

Remember how over the summer, potholes got so bad in Chicago that one man actually started filling them himself because the city wasn’t getting the job done?  Another Chicagoan is pitching in to smooth your ride, but this time with a twist—he’s doing it for art. West Town Spy Adam sent in these pictures of what Jim Bachor is up to.  He finds potholes, and fills them in with cement, then tops it off with a mosaic. Mr....

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Status Update: The New Chinatown Library
Sep08

Status Update: The New Chinatown Library

The City of Chicago’s latest library is taking shape down in Chinatown.  The new Chinatown Branch Library (2100 South Wentworth Avenue) is going up on a triangle-shaped piece of land that used to be a parking lot a block north of the CTA Red Line station.  Our Daniel Schell took these photos showing the steel framework which will help the main portion of the building assume its final shape — a three-sided oval. Not...

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