Streeterville Skyscraper Stalled by Green Screen
May19

Streeterville Skyscraper Stalled by Green Screen

The residential tower proposed for one of the last open plots of land along Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville has been delayed. 42nd Ward alderman Brendan Reilly had the 45-story project called 500 Lake Shore Drive (actually at 516 North Lake Shore Drive) pulled from the agenda of today’s Chicago Plan Commission meeting because of concerns over how the building’s lower facade looks. The building is a bog standard rectangle...

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Chicago’s Proposed Museum Without Walls

More than a dozen museums across the country are trying to get their hands on a space shuttle.  When the fleet is retired this year, the superfluous spacecraft will become available for purchase by institutions.  One of those vying for a starbird is Chicago’s own Adler Planetarium (1300 South Lake Shore Drive). Yesterday, the Adler unveiled its pavilion for displaying a space shuttle, if it gets one.  Essentially, it’s a...

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Millions of tourists must be right

It’s something of a burden to bear.  For the thousands of people who live in the New East Side not a day passes without hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tourists wandering their streets asking how to get to the lakefront and Navy Pier. Long lines of cars snake into, and then back out of, the cul-de-sacs and private driveways of the New East Side as legions of tourists ignore the few tattered signs put up to direct them....

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Chicago to welcome transients — It’s a good thing

There’s been a lot of talk among the lakefront set lately about the two new harbors the city plans to open.  The one at 31st street seems pretty straightforward.  But unless you live in the South Loop, who wants to dock at 31st Street? The other is more interesting — the new docking area planned south of Navy Pier called Gateway Harbor.  This area outside the Chicago River lock is envisioned as having 350...

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