North Side’s Serpentine Underbridge Now Underway
Oct10

North Side’s Serpentine Underbridge Now Underway

After several years of watching Chicago’s near northwestish side enjoy the benefits of its celebrated, elevated, urban park, the mid-northish side is now getting in on some of the 606 love. Except this time, it’s called the 312 RiverRun.  And it promises to be way more awesome than the already world-renowned High Line clone a few dozen blocks away. While the 606 was formed from a recycled elevated freight rail line, the...

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CTA’s New Belmont Station Plan Includes More Dinosaur Ribs
Oct20

CTA’s New Belmont Station Plan Includes More Dinosaur Ribs

The Chicago Transit Authority continues to get improving marks when it comes to public sector architecture. For decades, the bus and train quango’s attention to design was… shall we say… less than inspired.  But that’s changed in recent years, starting with the 35th Street Red Line Station, the Morgan Orange/Pink Line station, then the Cermak Green Line Station, and finally the very ambitious Washington/Wabash...

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New Place to Hang Out in Avondale
Sep30

New Place to Hang Out in Avondale

Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood has a new place to hang out.  Construction recently finished on First Ascent, a climbing gym at 3516 North Spaulding Avenue.  The project was designed by FitzGerald Associates and executed by The Missner Group.  For more information, see Missner’s press release after the photo.   THE MISSNER GROUP COMPLETES NEW FITNESS FACILITY IN CHICAGO (Skokie, Illinois) – The Missner Group, LLC is...

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NEIU’s New El Centro Building Wows at Opening Ceremony
Oct01

NEIU’s New El Centro Building Wows at Opening Ceremony

The first building of Northeastern Illinois University’s new satellite campus had its grand opening yesterday, and it was dressed to impress. Enveloped in an unusual skin described as “an entirely porcelain ventilated façade system” by Porcelanosa, it is the first building in the area to be decked out with the technology. If you ever drive into the city on the Kennedy Expressway, you’ve probably seen the...

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