Gold Coast Mansions Get Out The Haunt
Oct19

Gold Coast Mansions Get Out The Haunt

The Halloween bug seems to have bitten our Gold Coast Spy.  She sent in a few dozen photographs showing how the mansions in the Gold Coast are decorated for Halloween this year. Those of us who live in skyscrapers count on people in houses to decorate properly for the holidays and we take long walks through the neighborhoods to appreciate their work.  Word from our spy is that there are lots of people wandering the area around the...

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How Not to Camouflage a Skyscraper
May17

How Not to Camouflage a Skyscraper

If you’ve been down La Salle Street in the last few days, you may have noticed this on the walls at number 135 South. They’re shiny metal plates covering up signs that read “Bank of America Building.” The timing would suggest that they’re in place to confuse NATO protesters arriving in Chicago this week.  Sort of like a proverbial ostrich sticking its head in the sand to avoid danger: If the protesters...

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The high architectural price of Diesel

Everyone knows gas is expensive.  And diesel is more.  But the people running the Diesel store on Rush Street should ask for their money back. After being closed all Spring and most of the Summer for interior and exterior renovations — this is what it looks like.  Exposed screws in the facade, and a paint job that looks like it was done by pigeons with the runs. Maybe it’s supposed to look gritty, or...

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