New Studio Gang Building Up For Approval This Week
Feb15

New Studio Gang Building Up For Approval This Week

This Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission will be asked to give its approval to another new Studio Gang building in the greater Hyde Park area. Studio Gang has been very active in the neighborhood over the last few years, starting with the renovation of the old Shoreland Hotel for Antheus Capital in 2014, then the recently opened 14-story mixed use building called City Hyde Park at 5105 South Harper Avenue, and the still under...

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Slice of Life: Osaka Garden
Jan04

Slice of Life: Osaka Garden

Built on an artificial island for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago’s Osaka Garden is a great place to get away for a bit and just clear your head. The area was mostly swampland before being transformed by  Frederick Law Olmsted and Daniel Burnham into a lagoon and island.  It was deliberately created to give people a place to go and rest; a reprieve from the hubbub of the world’s fair. If you go, keep...

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Slice of Life: Something Fishy at the Museum
Dec28

Slice of Life: Something Fishy at the Museum

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (5700 South Lake Shore Drive) is one of its architectural treasures, and one of the city’s buildings that I think looks better from behind (the lagoon side) than the front (the lawn side). The building is one of the few structures remaining from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, where it served as the Palace of Fine Arts.  It was designed by by Charles B. Atwood when he...

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