High-Tech Cube Assimilates Skokie Mall
Dec24

High-Tech Cube Assimilates Skokie Mall

When you were doing your Christmas shopping, did you go to the Old Orchard Mall?  Did you see the big cube? Chicago’s Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects sent over a picture of “The Cube,” apparently a new pavilion at the outdoor shopping arena that can house pop-up shops.  According to JGMA, right now it’s the home of a Samsung store. Here’s what the firm has to say about the project: The JGMA designed Cube...

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Campus Building Sails Through Floodwaters
Oct09

Campus Building Sails Through Floodwaters

  Here in downtown Chicago, the Great Flood of 2013 was mostly a curiosity.  The Chicago River was high enough that watching tour boats glide underneath was worrisome.   There was some talk of reversing the river’s reverse flow.  But mostly, it was just a rain event. Not so in the northern suburbs, where the constant rain pushed the Des Plaines River out of its banks and into the living rooms, garages, and man caves of...

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Week Links: May 4, 2012
May04

Week Links: May 4, 2012

We haven’t heard much lately about the new hotel that’s going into the former One IBM Plaza building at 330 North Wabash Avenue.    The last update we saw was January in the Sun-Times. We know they’ve been busy working on the project because we can see the construction through the windows at night.  Now we’re told that it’s going to be called The Langham, after Langham Hospitality Group which will be...

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