11 Fun Facts To Celebrate Millenium Park’s Birthday
Jul16

11 Fun Facts To Celebrate Millenium Park’s Birthday

It’s a meeting place, a concert venue, an ice rink, and a photo backdrop for wedding parties and quinceañeras. It is, of course, Millenium Park, which today celebrates it’s 11th birthday. In lieu of 11 candles, here are 11 fun facts about the park. 1. Cloud GateCloud Gate (“The Bean”) was inspired by liquid mercury. 2. Building the park wasn’t cheap, and certainly more expensive than originally planned. The proposed budget was $150...

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Wright Time to Visit Oak Park
Jul16

Wright Time to Visit Oak Park

Do you love architecture? Of course you do!  Do you love money? Of course you do! That’s why it’s important for you to know that tomorrow you can tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park for the low low price of… free!  It’s a bargain at twice the price! The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is having a whole day of free events and tours to celebrate the first tour it gave way back in 1974, when a stamp...

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Status Update: 171 North Halsted Begins Blocking View of Cool “Breakout” Wall
Jul16

Status Update: 171 North Halsted Begins Blocking View of Cool “Breakout” Wall

The new, wonderfully-curved residential tower at Lake Street and North Halsted is taking shape in West Town. We zipped over to have a look, and it’s already risen 5 stories above the street. When the Booth Hansen design is complete, it will have (depending on which document filed with the city turns out to be final) 28-30 stories, with 214-227 residences. Another thing it will have is the ability to completely obstruct our view...

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