Historic Downstate Farm Under the Gavel
Jun01

Historic Downstate Farm Under the Gavel

If you pine for the days when Chicago’s biggest exports were poetry and freshly slaughtered hogs; when it was a city run by railroad barons and retail magnates; when America’s future was bright and it’s flag had half as many stars; then a piece of downstate property now on offer might be the thing for you. The Old Gillett Farm in downstate Elkhart, Illinois is going on the auction block, to be sold whole or in...

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Viceroy Hotels Closing In On a Gold Coast Opening Date
Jun01

Viceroy Hotels Closing In On a Gold Coast Opening Date

Viceroy Hotels has announced that it will open its new Chicago flag this coming September, dodging the summer tourist season, but still getting up and running in time for the big Christmas shopping season. Chicago’s Viceroy will be the chain’s first hotel in the region.  It replaces the old Hotel Cedar at 1112 North State Street on Viagra Triangle with a new 18-story glass tower designed by Goettsch Partners in The Loop....

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Chicago As An Urban Quilt
Jun01

Chicago As An Urban Quilt

The internet is an inherently visual medium.  And Chicago provides photographers with endless captivating visuals.  The combination has led to the creation of tens of thousands of web sites promoting Chicago’s beauty. Blogger Angie McMonigal contacted us recently about her new photography project.  She sees the contrast in Chicago’s architectural styles as a kind of urban quilt.  If that doesn’t make sense to you, it...

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Goettsch Eyed For Optics Valley Project in Wuhan
Jun01

Goettsch Eyed For Optics Valley Project in Wuhan

Today we continue the series of reports we call “Chicago Exports.” So much of the world’s great architecture is designed right here in Chicago by Chicagoans, but it’s not built in Chicagoland so it goes unseen by the hometown crowd. That’s why we are featuring the great works produced by Chicago architects continuing the city’s proud legacy as the birthplace of the skyscraper, and a global center of architecture. A design crafted by...

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