Briefly: Party Hats, Green Party,

The new New Era baseball cap store at 201 South State Street will have its grand opening celebration Saturday, November 12th (see photo below). It is now possible to walk across the Madison Street Bridge once again.  The north side sidewalk is open as Revive Wacker Drive construction moves further south. If you’re green-minded and getting married or planning another big event, Chicagoist points out that Greenhouse Loft (2545...

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More Info About Lakeshore East’s Newest Skyscraper

Magellan Development isn’t wasting any time getting its newest Lakeshore East project off the ground. You could see dirt turn for the temporarily-named “Building A” (345 East Wacker Drive) as soon as next week (May 16-20), as soil sampling gets underway. Image courtesy of Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch You may remember from our earlier coverage that Building A is the planned residential skyscraper to be built just...

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New Pictures of Proposed Lakeshore East Tower

An interesting skyscraper rendering popped up on the internet recently.  It was first spotted in the wild on the web site of Crain’s Chicago Business on April 29th in a slideshow of upcoming apartment buildings. The slideshow was a sidebar for an article updating the status of the Catalyst residential building proposed for the West Loop.  It included a largely unseen rendering of a building along Upper East Wacker Drive, east of...

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More Information About the Wacker Drive Reconstruction

We’re learning more about the upcoming reconstruction of North and South Wacker Drive between Randolph Street and Harrison Street. We first mentioned the rebuilding of Wacker Drive back in November, and now that the April, 2010 start date is fast approaching, it’s time to take a closer look.  I wasn’t in Chicago at the time of the big 2001-2002 rebuilding of East and West Wacker Drives, but people who have been...

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Slice of Life: Mather Will Not Go Quitetly Into The Night

Chicago’s historic Mather Tower at 75 East Wacker Drive will not sit down and be quiet while everyone gawks at the Trump Tower behind it. Mather demands, “You will respect my...

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The Ledge at Sears/Willis Tower Opens to the Public

It’s not often that a new tourist attraction opens that is guaranteed to be seen by millions of people each year.  Such Chicago gimmies as Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, and the Shedd Aquarium have all had their naysayers who predicted that no one would care and no one would ever see them. This time it’s different.  The new glass ledges installed in the facade of Chicago’s tallest building are guaranteed to...

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The Ledge: Official Press Release

Here’s the official press release and official photos of the Skydeck Ledge.  Our review of the attraction will be published tomorrow morning.  All photos in this post are courtesy of Skydeck Chicago. Skydeck Chicago’s The Ledge Now Daring Visitors to Stand Out New Skydeck experience takes visitors on journey through the best of Chicago and brings the city to their feet – literally CHICAGO – July 1, 2009 – Skydeck...

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More First Pics: The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago

The Sears Skydeck is now Skydeck Chicago.  Here are some first pictures of one of the new features — The Ledge.  More to...

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First picture The Ledge at Sears Tower

Live blogging from the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. The glass ledges are very cool. Much more to come.

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Full Details on the Greening of the Sears Tower

While just about every Chicago news organization carried the news yesterday of the plan to make the Sears Tower more environmentally responsible, most of the coverage consisted of painfully short blurbs with few real details. So here’s the complete press release, unfiltered, for you to digest on your own: –:– Sears Tower Unveils Sustainable Plan to...

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