More Cutting-Edge Architecture For Northwestern University
Nov13

More Cutting-Edge Architecture For Northwestern University

Northwestern University continues to transform its campus into a showcase for modern architecture.  Today, ground was broken on the 427,000-sqare-foot Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center, a two-in-one building designed by Chicago’s largest architecture firm, Perkins+Will. The building sports unobstructed views north and east over Lake Michigan, and of the Chicago skyline to the south. Northwestern recently opened the...

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Another River North Lot Goes from Parking to People
Nov13

Another River North Lot Goes from Parking to People

River North continues to bubble with development, as builders set their sights on a surface parking lot at 300 West Huron Street.  42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly has announced that JFJ Development Company wants to turn the asphalt patch into a 24-story residential building. The building’s modest 24-story height is accompanied by an equally modest number of residences: Just 71.  These will be atop a 71-space parking garage...

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Hole-in-the-wall Walgreens Building Has Holes in the Walls
Nov13

Hole-in-the-wall Walgreens Building Has Holes in the Walls

  It seems like forever since the Walgreens store at Randolph and Franklin streets was closed to make room for a new office building in The Loop. But sure enough, the 2-story edifice that will soon be the 36-story, John Ronan-designed tower 151 North Franklin is starting to crumble, little bit by little bit. For now, it’s looking more like a game of Reverse Tetris than a demolition site, but we’re betting the whole...

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If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed A Bus Shelter, Here’s What It Might Look Like
Nov13

If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed A Bus Shelter, Here’s What It Might Look Like

Frank Lloyd Wright was known for many accomplishments. He designed more than 1,100 buildings and homes. His masterpieces included the Guggenheim Museum and the Marin County Civic Center. He developed the theory “form and function are one.” All well and good, but did he ever design a bus shelter? Evidence points to that glaring omission from Wright’s body of work. However, SC Johnson is honoring Wright as part of its...

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