Slice of Life: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Chi Town!
Oct31

Slice of Life: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Chi Town!

On this All Hallows’ Eve, the Wrigley Building (400 North Michigan Avenue) has changed the illumination of its cupola from white to orange topped with green, like a giant neo-Gothic pumpkin in the Chicago...

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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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Giant Spider Eats Trump Tower.  Or Not.
Oct02

Giant Spider Eats Trump Tower. Or Not.

Remember yesterday’s Giant Spider Eats Wrigley Building story?  Same spider.  Different time of...

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Giant Spider Eats Wrigley Building.  Or Not.
Oct01

Giant Spider Eats Wrigley Building. Or Not.

  Living in downtown Chicago the two constant nuisances you can count on are cup-shaking vagrants, and spiders. Every Spring they emerge from the farm fields of Michigan, shoot silk parachutes out of their butts, and catch a ride to Chicago on the wind.  The spiders, that is.  Not the vagrants. For millions of them, the journey west ends in the eaves, spandrels, and spires of Chciago’s skyscrapers.  They set up shop hundreds of...

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Chicago Gets Its Spook On

Some photographs of homes around Chicago decorated for Halloween.  Add yours in the comments section, or e-mail them to editor@ChicagoArchitecture.info and I’ll add them to this page. Update: Here are two more photos that came...

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Orange You Glad You’re Not Drinking It?

Autumn is here, and another one of Chicago’s colorful aquatic traditions is underway.  It’s not as dramatic or big or well-celebrated as the greening of the Chicago River, but the oranging of the Daley Plaza fountain is one method of keeping the seasons straight around...

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