Chicago’s Iconic Aqua Tower Gets A Doppleganger In Texas
Sep30

Chicago’s Iconic Aqua Tower Gets A Doppleganger In Texas

For a supposed “second” city, an awful lot of places want to be like Chicago. In the past on this blog, we’ve shown you the second-hand American clothing store in Tokyo called “Chicago.” We’ve taken you inside the Chinese restaurant chain “Dan Ryan’s Chicago Steakhouse.” And let’s not forget the dunderheaded boasting of New Yorkers who claim that their city invented the...

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Thinking Post-Bust, Chicago’s SCB Is Planting Flags In Cities Across America
Sep10

Thinking Post-Bust, Chicago’s SCB Is Planting Flags In Cities Across America

It’s been a year since we last took a peek inside prolific Chicago architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Since then, a lot has changed so we thought it would be a good time to catch up with C.E.O. John Lahey and what’s going on in his office. Lahey: When we talked last, SCB was going OK, but we’d all taken a hit. Editor: Do you feel the market is coming back? Lahey:¬†We’re doing more than we did at the peak...

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