Skyscraper Washes off Old Name With Atwater
Feb10

Skyscraper Washes off Old Name With Atwater

The Streeterville skyscraper located next to The Streeter and its statue of Captain Streeter will no longer be called Streeter Place (355 East Ohio Street). Say hello to “Atwater Apartments.” The name came from the residents who live there, according to a press release from friends-of-the-blog Taylor Johnson in Niles. Along with the new name comes a new look, also inspired by the residents. Read more about it in the press...

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Status Update: How Did That Garden Inn Grow
Feb10

Status Update: How Did That Garden Inn Grow

It’ll be a few months before the tulips start poking their heads up along Michigan Avenue again, but one off-Michigan garden has already fully sprouted. The new Hilton Garden Inn at 66 East Wacker Place has topped out and developer GDS Companies out of Evanston is looking forward to the building going into full  bloom in the next few months.  As you can see in these photos from Loop Spy Daniel, the 26-story building designed by...

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Fate Could be Sealed for “Significant” Lake Bluff Home Tomorrow
Feb10

Fate Could be Sealed for “Significant” Lake Bluff Home Tomorrow

One thing about us humans, even when the outcome is bleak we don’t give up hope. Such is the case with the Blair House in Lake Bluff (925 Sheridan Road).  A public hearing will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, February 11) before the Lake Bluff Historic Preservation Commission as activists try to get landmark status for the building. The home has architectural significance despite its current dire straits. The estate of the late Edward...

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