Condo Block Ready To Replace Downtown MCM-ish, Route 66-ish Gas Station [u]
Feb08

Condo Block Ready To Replace Downtown MCM-ish, Route 66-ish Gas Station [u]

The paperwork is starting to fly for the new condominium block proposed by Belgravia Group for 1045 West Washington Street, between North Aberdeen and North Carpenter Streets. The project, called CA Washington, was designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson.  It’s planned to be a six-story building with 70 three-bedroom, three-bathroom residences ranging from the mid-$800,000’s to just shy of a million dollars.  With the...

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New Near North Condo Building Should Be Named for its Movie History, But Probably Won’t
Feb08

New Near North Condo Building Should Be Named for its Movie History, But Probably Won’t

There’s a new plan afoot to build a condominium building at 61 West Erie Street.  You may know it as the square, yellow brick building next to Walgreens with more ivy than windows on its exterior. You may also remember that a while back a plan was floated by MCZ Development to tear down the existing building and build a mini condo block designed by HPA Architecture.  It would have had eight residences in its ten floors. Now...

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Big Grant to Help Conserve Adler & Sullivan’s Charnley-Persky House
Feb08

Big Grant to Help Conserve Adler & Sullivan’s Charnley-Persky House

It’s the ultimate in name-dropping.  The Charnley-Persky House, designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan when Frank Lloyd Wright was still getting them coffee (apprentice… intern… whatever) and formerly owned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, has a brighter future this morning.  The Society of Architectural Historians, which currently occupies the Gold Coast manse, has received a $123,000 grant to help keep the...

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Chicago Makes an Appearance During Super Bowl L
Feb08

Chicago Makes an Appearance During Super Bowl L

  The only way any of the Chicago Bears made it to last night’s Super Bowl at Levis Stadium deep in the heart of Silicon Valley (not actually in San Francisco — don’t believe the hype), is if they bought a ticket on StubHub.  But that doesn’t mean that Chicago didn’t make an appearance. Our fair city made a prominent, though anonymous, appearance in a new Toyota commercial.  Rebranded as the City of...

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