A Look at a Landmark Skyscraper’s Leading-Edge Past, and Luxurious Future
Jul20

A Look at a Landmark Skyscraper’s Leading-Edge Past, and Luxurious Future

With the recent opening of the Langham, Chicago hotel inside 330 North Wabash Avenue, there’s been a lot of focus on Mies van der Rohe’s 1971 skyscraper. Usually mentioned only briefly on architecture tours, this elegant structure doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves. Perhaps because it is often overshadowed by the popular Marina City “corncobs,” and more recently by the assertive Trump Tower....

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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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330 North Wabash Renovation Complete
Apr29

330 North Wabash Renovation Complete

Got a press release today stating that the major renovations at 330 North Wabash are now complete.  You may remember 330 as the old IBM Building or One IBM Plaza, Mies Van Der Rohe’s massive black slab along the Chicago river that used to loom so menacingly over the Sun-Times building before it was neutered by Donald Trump. There have been complaints on the internet from people who think the treatment of the lobby has been...

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