“This is Cermak-McCormick Place”
Feb11

“This is Cermak-McCormick Place”

If you live in the South Loop, your commute tonight might end with a new phrase “This is Cermak-McCormick Place.” The Chicago Transit Authority’s newest L stop opened this week, and The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s Daniel Schell stopped by to take pictures of the CTA station at its cleanest. The new station is partly a response to the increasing number of people living in the South Loop and an effort by the city...

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Evanston Beats Chicago to Getting a Hyatt House
Feb11

Evanston Beats Chicago to Getting a Hyatt House

Since the Hyatt House brand was created a few years ago, there have been several proposals to bring the brand into downtown Chicago, usually just north of the Chicago River near Michigan Avenue. To date, though, none have materialized. If you don’t mind going way north of the river — like to Evanston — you will soon be able to experience the Hyatt House brand for yourself. Janko Hospitality, out in Downers Grove,...

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Smoking Hot Model: The Streeter and that Other One That’s Not Streeter Place
Feb11

Smoking Hot Model: The Streeter and that Other One That’s Not Streeter Place

In honor of this weeks’s announcement that Streeterville skyscraper Streeter Place has changed its name to Atwater Apartments, we present this smoking hot model showing the building along with its sister tower, The Streeter, inside the offices of Chicago architecture firm...

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