Briefly: Honoring Ida, Old Saint, New Hotel
Nov04

Briefly: Honoring Ida, Old Saint, New Hotel

Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt has been selected to create a monument honoring historic anti-lynching published Ida B. Wells to be placed on the median at East 37th Street and South Langley Street in Bronzeville.  More information here. The people behind the proposed Old Saint Patrick’s Tower will present a revised plan for their West Loop skyscraper next week.  The last 22-story proposal set off the grump-o-meters for a lot of...

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Slice of Life: Mad About Snow

People in Chicago know that the city is cold and gets a fair amount of snow, but still they complain about it.  But at least most people don’t have to stay outside when it snows.  And chances are you’re not made of stone, either. But these two fellows are both made of stone and made to stay out all night in the snow.  They’re embedded in a decidedly homemade-looking brick wall in front of 831 North...

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