Chicago’s Other Riverwalk (with video)

Mayor Daley has been bursting with pride lately as his long-desired Chicago Riverwalk finally takes off. What was just a patchwork of concrete and pioneering restaurant kiosks for the last couple of years have finally developed into a cohesive system of walkways, eateries, pocket parks, bicycle rental places, and even a pair of minor museums. Tourists and Loop workers both seem to be embracing the new outdoor venues along the main...

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Time-Lapse Video: Assembling Trump’s Spire

After weeks of delays, it finally happened — on January 3, 2009 the spire was finally assembled at the top of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.  Doing so raises the building’s height to 1,326 feet, making it the second-tallest building in the city, and the third-tallest in North America (if, of course, you count spires but not antennae).   The spire isn’t quite done yet.  With the exception of three...

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