Will The Circle Leave Us Broken?
Aug21

Will The Circle Leave Us Broken?

Chicago’s famous Circle Interchange, or the Jane Byrne Interchange, as it was recently dubbed, is about to give drivers major fits. Granted, they’ll be weekend fits, but there will be chaos just the same. As part of the flyover structure work, ramps and lanes will be shut down to provide crews with a safe work envoronment for placement of curved steel beams that will connect I-90/94 (The Dan Ryan Expressway) to I-290 (the...

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Capping the Kennedy: An Award-Winning Way to Do It
Apr24

Capping the Kennedy: An Award-Winning Way to Do It

Earlier this month we told you about a competition where architecture students were asked to come up with innovations for the Cap the Kennedy project — a proposal from real estate developer Fifield Companies to deck over the noisy expressway between Jackson Boulevard and Lake Street, replacing its exposed side with parks, restaurants, and developable space. The winning team was from Roosevelt University, which put together a plan...

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What is Hubbard’s Cave?
Sep23

What is Hubbard’s Cave?

Every day millions of people driving around Chicagoland listen to the local traffic reports on TV or the radio.  Hundreds of times a day, traffic reporters reference a place in Chicago called “Hubbard’s Cave.”  Travel times in and out of the Loop are calculated based on the location of this landmark.  But remarkably few people really know what it is, or what it looks like. (The entrance [or exit] of...

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