Status Update: Union Station Transit Center
May28

Status Update: Union Station Transit Center

Methodically, the surface parking lot sandwiched between the Amtrak parking garage and Union Station in the West Loop is being scraped away to make room for the new $22 million CTA Transit Center at 300 South Canal Street. The transit center is billed as a “multi-modal” facility, though it stretches the definition a little.  It will allow Amtrak and Metra riders to transfer to Divvy bicycles, CTA local 60, 124, and 157 bus...

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Status Update: Big Blue Turning Silver on Goose Island
May28

Status Update: Big Blue Turning Silver on Goose Island

For months it’s been a distinctive presence in the Goose Island neighborhood: The mid-sized tower rising at 625 West Division Street’s corporate blue construction safety netting has made it stand out even against Chicago’s legendarily azure skies.  The Chicago Architecture Blog‘s Daniel Schell Divvyed by recently and found that as progress continues, the building it slowly turning from blue to silver....

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The 606 Preps For Official Opening
May28

The 606 Preps For Official Opening

A couple of years ago, when a friend convinced me to hike along the Bloomingdale Trail, it wasn’t much to look at. Aficionados of weeds and urban decay might have found beauty in it, but it was hard to look past the schmutz and detritus along the 2.7-mile elevated track. Fast-forward to the present and this former ugly duckling is about to take flight as a swan. The 606 will be open and ready to take its place among the great city...

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