Gino’s East About to be Sliced Out of River North
Jul14

Gino’s East About to be Sliced Out of River North

It may not be an official Chicago landmark, but it’s certainly a cultural touchstone for tourists and locals who have so often given the instructions “When you see the giant pizza slices, you’re there.” The former Gino’s East pizza restaurant at 167 West Erie Street will soon be sliced and chewed into non-existance by a demolition crew and their mechanical masticators.  The Chicago Architecture...

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Former Allstate HQ In Good Hands Thanks To Planned Renovation
Jul14

Former Allstate HQ In Good Hands Thanks To Planned Renovation

What a difference two years makes. In 2013, the former Allstate Insurance Headquarters Building at 3245 W. Arthington in Homan Square was named one of Chicago’s seven most threatened buildings. Now, however, the post-war modern high-rise is getting a new purpose and new life. The 11-story building, which will be renamed Westgate Tower, will be getting a complete facelift. The building’s owner, Royal Imperial Group, plans to add...

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Chicago Lands Just One Firm in This Year’s Architecture Top 25
Jul14

Chicago Lands Just One Firm in This Year’s Architecture Top 25

Chicago, once a world powerhouse of manufacturing, literature, film, music, and video games can now add architecture firms to its list of industries in which it was once a leader. The city of Burnham, Sullivan, Mies, and occasionally Wright is barely a blip in the Architectural Record annual ranking of the world’s Top 300 Architecture Firms. Chicago-based Perkins+Will is saddled with the task of waving the flag for the Windy...

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