Students Light Up Lincoln Park Architecture
May18

Students Light Up Lincoln Park Architecture

Some of DePaul University’s Theater Department students are taking what they’ve learned to the streets of Lincoln Park.  They’re going to light up Saint Vincent de Paul Church (1010 West Webster Avenue) as part of their lighting design studies at the university.  Check out the press release below for details.   Lighting design students illuminate architecture of Lincoln Park churchCHICAGO — When the sun goes...

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Booth Hansen Throws a Curveball in Lake View East
May18

Booth Hansen Throws a Curveball in Lake View East

Remember when the design was released for the new skyscraper at 171 North Halsted and the heavens opened up, and there was the blaring of trumpets and harps, and angels descended from the sky, and $18.99/dozen roses sprouted in all the vacant lots across the city of Chicago because finally, finally a tower was going to be built that wasn’t a big tall rectangle on top of a little squatty rectangle? Well, it’s about to...

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Big Bowl Building Bids to Be Bigger, Better, Blockier
May18

Big Bowl Building Bids to Be Bigger, Better, Blockier

If you have a craving for Cantowanvietapanese food in the Gold Coast, better head to Big Bowl soon.  It’s closing at the end of July.  That’s the word from a text message to our tip line from Loop Spy Daniel.  It jibes with a petition that the Chicago Plan Commission is scheduled to hear this week that seeks to rebuild the building at 1121 North State Street.  The new one will be called State and Cedar. The Applicant is...

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Loop Skyscraper Gets a Model’s Name
May18

Loop Skyscraper Gets a Model’s Name

They’re both modestly tall. They both have shiny skin. And now they’re both named “Mila.” The skyscraper erection at 200 North Michigan Avenue is now officially named “Mila,” just like model-turned-actress Mila Kunis.  But while the star of the Chicago-filmed Jupiter Ascending was born in southern Ukraine in the Soviet Bloc, the  skyscraper she now shares her name with was born just up the block at...

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