Pinstripes Prevail on Lakeshore East Skyscrapers

We’re happy to admit when we’re wrong. Or as our seventh-grade teacher used to say, “You pulled a boner.” She must have really been something in the 1940’s.

Earlier this week we stated that pinstripes are out of fashion, both in clothing and in Loop skyscrapers. Today, we get around to reading the Sunday New York Times, and in its smudgy pages are full-page ads for both Armani and Ralph Lauren pinstripe suits. Consider us fashion-behind.

Cirrus and Cascade under construction in March, 2021. (Courtesy of Loop Spy C.)
Cirrus and Cascade under construction in March, 2021. (Courtesy of Loop Spy C.)

The other pinstripe faux pas came from a number of readers who are ape over the orange verticals running up the sides of Magellan and Lendlease’s Cirrus and Cascade in Lakeshore East. They pointed out that, indeed, the tangerine dreams are actually depicted in bKL Architecture’s renderings of the two buildings, and that they must therefore be permanent. Consider is corrected.

Further, Loop Spy C. sent in new pictures taken from high in the sky of Lakeshore East, giving better detail of the new residential towers. Those stripes sure look permanent.

So thanks to C., and bKL, and Magellan, and Lendlease, and your Aunt Tilly, and everyone else involved in taking a Chicago staple like the blue glass skyscraper and giving it a bit of a punch to liven up everyone’s lives.

Cirrus and Cascade under construction in March, 2021. (Courtesy of Loop Spy C.)
Cirrus and Cascade under construction in March, 2021. (Courtesy of Loop Spy C.)

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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