Chicago Skateboarders May Go Underground — Or At Least Below Grade
Jul02

Chicago Skateboarders May Go Underground — Or At Least Below Grade

For the last few years we’ve been listening to the Grant Park Conservancy (friends of the blog) ever-so-politely lament that something needs to be done with the southern extremity of the park. =From its web site: The south entrance to Grant Park and the Museum Campus is as important as the north entrance, which is enhanced by the restored classical peristyle in Millennium Park. The South entrance should be as dramatic as the...

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Briefly: New Towers, Restaurants For Chicago and Burbs
Jan11

Briefly: New Towers, Restaurants For Chicago and Burbs

The on-again off-again plans for 400 West Randolph are on once again.  The Chicago Sun-Times reports that John O’Donnell has bought the patch of land between the Randolph Place Lofts (165 North Canal Street) and the Chicago River.  He wants to put up a 40-50 story office tower, which will have to partially hang over the Amtrak tracks that connect Union Station with Milwaukee, Saint Paul, and the West Coast. The architect for the...

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