Prentless Whisper: Is This The Calm Before the Form?
Jul15

Prentless Whisper: Is This The Calm Before the Form?

  Two months after the official — and strangely semi-private — groundbreaking ceremony for Northwestern University’s new biomedical research tower, things are starting to stir at 333 East Superior Street. It is not yet beating a dead horse to mention that this was formerly the location of Bertrand Goldberg’s bulbous but beloved Prentice Women’s Hospital, which was torn asunder (first and last time I’m...

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Chicago Lakefront Trail Named A Finalist For USA Today Best Urban Trail Award
Jul15

Chicago Lakefront Trail Named A Finalist For USA Today Best Urban Trail Award

Every day, rain or shine, you’ll see walkers, runners, rollerbladers and cyclists on it. It’s the Chicago Lakefront Trail. The 18-½ mile long park passes landmarks, popular sites, the Museum Campus, and harbors. It’s one of Chicago’s most popular attractions. And now, the trail is a finalist for USA Today’s 2015 10 Best Urban Trail Award. You can vote for Chicago Lakefront Trail (or one of the other nominees) here through July 20....

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500 North Milwaukee: One Big Crane, One Big Hole
Jul15

500 North Milwaukee: One Big Crane, One Big Hole

Many a tear were shed along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor as crews spent the spring ripping apart the hallowed edifice in the 500 block at Grand Avenue. Ok, that’s bunk. As you may recall from the tone of our story back in April, that place even gave eyesores a bad name. It would have surprised no one to see area residents cheering on demo crews as the last few bricks tumbled to the ground. And gone it is. The mile-high crane in...

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