Slice of Life: Ping Tom Boardwalk
Oct13

Slice of Life: Ping Tom Boardwalk

One of Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhoods is also one of its oldest.  When Chinatown was relocated from The Loop in the last century, it landed in a hardscrabble, industrial corner of the city, amid rail yards, factories, and a shipping channel. Today, Chinatown is surging with new life as more and more families move ino the area from smaller ethnic enclaves in the suburbs and other cities.  If you’ve wandered the...

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Status Update: The New Chinatown Library
Sep08

Status Update: The New Chinatown Library

The City of Chicago’s latest library is taking shape down in Chinatown.  The new Chinatown Branch Library (2100 South Wentworth Avenue) is going up on a triangle-shaped piece of land that used to be a parking lot a block north of the CTA Red Line station.  Our Daniel Schell took these photos showing the steel framework which will help the main portion of the building assume its final shape — a three-sided oval. Not...

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