Another Familiar Name Being Erased from Michigan Avenue
Aug21

Another Familiar Name Being Erased from Michigan Avenue

Many a preservationist feather was ruffled when the “Santa Fe” sign was taken off the top of the Railway Exchange Building and replaced with a big Motorola sign when Motorola Solutions moved into 224 South Michigan Avenue.  Now the building two doors down is losing its heritage sign.  The “BorgWarner” is coming off the former BorgWarner building.  The permit says it all: INSPECT EXISTING BORG WARNER SIGN...

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So Long, Santa Fe; Hello Moto
Jul23

So Long, Santa Fe; Hello Moto

There was quite a brouhaha earlier this year when Motorola Solitions decided to become the latest company to move its employees out of the suburbs and into downtown Chicago.  Not because of all the people, but because Motorola took enough space in the former Railway Exchange Building (224 South Michigan Avenue) to get its name on top of the building — bumping the historic Santa Fe sign that had been there since  Union Station...

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