Status Update: NIMBYs Give Way to The Gateway
Sep21

Status Update: NIMBYs Give Way to The Gateway

The latest Chicago building to call itself “The Gateway*” is finally coming together in Greektown.  You’re probably already familiar with the Mariano’s Fresh Market on the second floor of 40 South Halsted Street.  This is the second phase of that project, and one that for the longest time didn’t seem like it was going to see the light of day. As repeatedly noted by Chicago Architecture Blog reporter Bill...

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City Tumbles For Jesse White, Lands River North Community Center
Sep21

City Tumbles For Jesse White, Lands River North Community Center

Over the weekend, the city of Chicago got a new community center.  The Jesse White Community Center (412 West Chicago Avenue) is a joint project between the Secretary of State's eponymous foundation and the Chicago Park District. The facility was designed by Michigan's Ghafari Associates, which describes it thusly: [The building serves] as the headquarters for the CPD gymnastics program and the internationally renowned Jesse White...

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