Congress Hotel Tries to Even Out Again; OCD Architects Rejoice
May15

Congress Hotel Tries to Even Out Again; OCD Architects Rejoice

Six years after the Chicago Plan Commission approved the Congress Plaza Hotel’s plan to add floors to increase capacity and become more symmetrical, what is now known as the Congress Hotel (520 South Michigan Avenue) will go before the Plan Commission again this month seeking re-approval of the expansion scheme. You may not have noticed, but the southwest corner of the hotel is shorter than the rest of the building.  The hotel...

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Inside the Luminous Wonder of St. John Bosco Church
May15

Inside the Luminous Wonder of St. John Bosco Church

If you are interested in architecture it’s very easy to be fascinated and enthralled by the big names that dominate Chicago’s skyline. But, when you venture just slightly off the well-trodden path you find all sorts of architectural works, filled with imagination and style, that are inspired in their design and shine in their execution. One such building, a hidden gem deserved of more attention and praise, is Saint John Bosco Church...

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Neighbor News: Chicago’s AS+GG to Design South Bend Renaissance District
May15

Neighbor News: Chicago’s AS+GG to Design South Bend Renaissance District

The city of South Bend has big plans for the derelict manufacturing district that used to crank out Studebakers.  Now it’s going to be a big time technology hub under the name of the Renaissance District.  And this small city is making no small plans, hiring big city starchitecture firm AS+GG to design the place.  Read the full press release below. South Bend Renaissance District Project Lands World-Renowned Architect: Project...

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