Chicago’s Ugliest Building Gets a Facelift, Thanks to You
Jan15

Chicago’s Ugliest Building Gets a Facelift, Thanks to You

The squat, nasty box that in was voted the ugliest building in Chicago has a brand new look. It was the readers of the Chicago Tribune whose votes gave 16 West Jackson Street its dubious title back in 2005.  Now the building has a new look, thanks to a renovation paid for with your tax dollars. 16 West Jackson and two neighboring buildings known as 230 South State Street and 1 West Quincy Court have been undergoing major...

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A New Leaf at Federal Plaza

This one has been sitting in our to-publish pile for a while.  It’s the newly revamped eastern extension of Federal Plaza. Officially, its a pedestrianized portion of Quincy Court, and adjoins the pedestrian plaza of the nearby federal complex.  Not that long ago it was a shabby, scary alley.  Today it’s a welcoming little courtyard with plexiglass palm trees and places to sit. Another part of the...

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