1001 South State Approaches Glass-Full Status
Apr05

1001 South State Approaches Glass-Full Status

1001 South State is one of those construction projects that just has it. Whatever it is. So much so that we can’t stop looking. We’ve told you a whole bunch of times about this South Loop apartment tower, but here’s a very quick rundown: Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed it Golub & Company, along with CIM Group, developed it. Walsh Construction is building it. Chicago Architecture is taking pictures of it. Lots of...

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On TV Tonight: 10 Homes That Changed America
Apr05

On TV Tonight: 10 Homes That Changed America

  If you watch Chicago Tonight on WTTW (and if you don’t, why the heck not?), then you’re familiar with Geoffrey Baer — the likable history nerd who digs through archives across Chicagoland to find the answers to questions big and small. You may also remember him as the face of the recent WTTW production 10 Buildings That Changed America a few years ago. Now he has a new gig, fronting three extensions of that program,...

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Will Saint Boniface be Erased?
Apr05

Will Saint Boniface be Erased?

All around Chicago, abandoned churches are being repurposed into new apartment and condo buildings.  It’s not an ideal situation to those wistful for the days when a neighborhood church held the community together, but when put in “green” terms, the most environmentally-friendly structure is one that’s already built. But that kind of adaptive reuse may not be in the offing for Saint Boniface (1358 West Chestnut...

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