“Bring Us Your Quirky, Funky Projects” Says Local Contractor
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“Bring Us Your Quirky, Funky Projects” Says Local Contractor

  Robert Berg isn’t sure when Foster Design Build became known as the go-to firm for peculiar projects. But, he’s got a pretty good idea idea how it happened. “We specialize in quirky jobs,” said Berg, president of Foster. “And we often find ourselves working on unique, interesting projects.” Right now, Foster is preparing to renovate the former Lincoln Square Firehouse, a 1890’s-vintage structure at 2100 West Eastwood...

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Tuesday Trivia: Illuminating History

Q: What monuments do Chicago, New York, and Houston have in common? A: They all have Lombard Lamps. The one in Chicago is located in Kempf Plaza in Lincoln Square.  If you’re an old-timer, you might remember that this used to be next to the nearby Abraham Lincoln statue, but was moved in 1994. The Chicago lamp has a plaque reading, “Lamps such as this one have been a familiar sight in Hamburg, Germany, sinc 1869,...

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