Chicago Neverbuilt: The Oriental Near Lakeshore East
Jul25

Chicago Neverbuilt: The Oriental Near Lakeshore East

Not all vacant lots in Chicago are the same. Sure, they all have weeds. Most have the crushed bricks of architectural dreams past. And a few have the spicy goodness of thorium as a hidden treat. But there are certain vacant lots that are — for lack of a better term — sexier than others. They have the power to make architects dream of the glittering tower they’d design for it; to make developers imagine their empires expanding;...

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