Steppenwolf Theatre Expansion Struts Through Phase Two
Jan10

Steppenwolf Theatre Expansion Struts Through Phase Two

If the COVID-19 pandemic has left you so starved for quality theater that you’re consuming Robert Green material like it was Kit Marlowe, you’re in good company. Chicago’s own Steppenwolf Theatre is laying the brickwork for thespian expansion. Steppenwolf Theatre expansion (Courtesy of Ranch Triangle Spy Joel) This photo was sent in by Ranch Triangle Spy Joel. It shows construction well underway on phase two of the...

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You Can Reshape the Clybourn Industrial Corridor Without Getting Off Your Butt
Jun21

You Can Reshape the Clybourn Industrial Corridor Without Getting Off Your Butt

Thousands of people are interested in what’s going to become of PMD1 — The Clybourn industrial corridor on the north side of Chicago that will soon be redeveloped.  Tens of thousands of people will be affected by the decisions made, including people who live nearby, commute through the area, or are drawn to its shops and the Chicago River. The city is currently holding a series of public meetings about the future of PMD1. But...

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Z6: Chicago’s Most Unique and Still Working Swing Bridge
Mar03

Z6: Chicago’s Most Unique and Still Working Swing Bridge

A relatively unknown but still active swing bridge crosses the North Branch of the Chicago River at a bend in the waterway roughly one block south of Cortland Street. Built in 1899 by the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway (commonly referred to as the Milwaukee Road), this bobtail swing bridge is still active. Due to its very low river clearance, it is normally left in the open position so as not to impede barge and river...

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