Two Views of Architecture and Education in Chicago
Jan05

Two Views of Architecture and Education in Chicago

  If you had to name a high school that has had an outsized impact on the Chicago we live in today, one of the best choices would be Lane Technical College Prep High School (2501 West Addison Street).  For decades, the North Center pile known simply as Lane Tech has been an incubator for home-grown talent that stays in Chicago and makes the city better.  From athletes and actors to politicians and news anchors, a remarkable...

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Indoor Rock Climbing Arrives In West Loop At Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
Jan05

Indoor Rock Climbing Arrives In West Loop At Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Adaptive reuse is a remarkable concept. A structure designed for one purpose can be reincarnated as anything. A couple of years ago, the old Montgomery Ward building became home to the dot.com giant Groupon. Fulton Market Cold Storage will soon re-emerge as a high-tech center for Google and other businesses at 1K Fulton. Another West Loop structure at 100 South Morgan Street took on a new life recently. The former Presbytery of...

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Shoptalk: Inside GREC’s New Digs
Jan05

Shoptalk: Inside GREC’s New Digs

GREC is an acronym that keeps popping up on Chicago projects more and more often these days — from the Hilton Garden Inn going up on East Wacker Place to the upcoming Randolph Plaza to Bacardi at the Park down on 35th Street. GREC recently moved into new offices at 645 North Michigan Avenue, and sent over some pictures of the new place, along with a press release you can read below.   GREC ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCES NEW CHICAGO OFFICE...

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