Status Update: Someplace Old Gets Something New in the South Loop
May27

Status Update: Someplace Old Gets Something New in the South Loop

Space has been cleared, but there’s no actual construction yet down at Old Saint Mary’s Church at 1500 South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop.  As part of its “Phase III” project, it is constructing a new parish center for the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Chicago (no matter what Old Saint Pat’s people claim). The project is already about a year behind schedule, but groundbreaking ceremonies were held...

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Status Update: The Rising RIC
May27

Status Update: The Rising RIC

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s new Ability Institute skyscraper at 630 North McClurg Court (formerly 355 East Erie Street) is really starting to look like something.  The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell paid a visit recently and found that it’s quickly becoming a nice, shiny, blue glass tower in the heart of Streeterville.  It’s not as visually tall or imposing as we’d expected, and...

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