Web-Browsing For Architectural Treasures Is A Breeze With CAF Redesign
Apr01

Web-Browsing For Architectural Treasures Is A Breeze With CAF Redesign

Architecture aficionados who can’t get enough of Chicago design now have a wealth of information at their fingertips. The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has launched a complete redesign of its website. The new, improved site – architecture.org – has interactive content, building stories, a visual dictionary and much more. Highlights of the redesigned site are: Buildings of Chicago: Buildings and neighborhoods in historical...

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30 One-Time Architecture Tours Now Open to the Public
Apr01

30 One-Time Architecture Tours Now Open to the Public

Ever so slowly, the weather is starting to warm up, and a bleary-eyed Chicagoland aches to go outside.  Lucky for you, dozens of architecture tours have suddenly become available. The Society of Architectural Historians is holding its annual convention in Chicago April 15th through the 19th.  As part of the event, more than 30 tours of Chicago will be on offer.  But you don’t have to be an architectural historian to take one....

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Facelift Envisioned for Gold Coast Building You Didn’t Even Know Was Important
Apr01

Facelift Envisioned for Gold Coast Building You Didn’t Even Know Was Important

  If you follow the high-stakes game of Gold Coast Musical Chairs that plays out in the real estate pages of Crain’s Chicago Business, then you’ve probably heard that Urban Outfitters is moving out of its longtime home at 935 North Rush Street, and ultra-lux boutiques Versace and Dior are moving in.  But what you may not have heard is that the building may get a whole new look. Marketing materials offered by Cushman...

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New River North Skyscraper Takes a Bow at the Paris Club
Apr01

New River North Skyscraper Takes a Bow at the Paris Club

Tuesday night, on the dance floor of the Studio Paris Night Club in River North, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly hosted a community meeting to introduce the public to 205 West Hubbard — the tower project proposed for the intersection of Wells and Hubbard Streets. Once a sizable crowd settled into the posh benches beneath an unlit disco ball, Howard Hirsch, president of Hirsch Associates Architecture, filled everyone in on his...

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