Tennis, Anyone? XS Tennis Village Breaks Ground In Washington Park Area
Jul02

Tennis, Anyone? XS Tennis Village Breaks Ground In Washington Park Area

A host of city dignitaries including 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were on hand earlier this week for the groundbreaking of a new XS Tennis Village at 5256 South State Street in the Robert Taylor Homes neighborhood. The planned 112,000-square foot tennis facility is being developed in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority. It’s intended to be a focal point in the Washington Park neighborhood where tennis...

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Throwback Thursday: Before We Ever Heard the Word “Spire”
Jul02

Throwback Thursday: Before We Ever Heard the Word “Spire”

When you’ve been publishing a blog as long as we have, you end up with one heck of a photograph archive. Fortunately, the interwebs gave us “Throwback Thursday,” an excuse to re-purpose our snapshots from ten years ago: 2005. Back then this vacant lot at 400 North Lakeshore Drive in Streeterville was just a vacant lot.  It wasn’t famous yet. There were no Calatravian visions of smoke rising from the prairie.  No sales office...

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