Loop Skyscraper Apparently Crawling With Leprechauns
Mar17

Loop Skyscraper Apparently Crawling With Leprechauns

Editor’s note:  These days pretty much everyone is worried about the Wuhan Flu. Because of that, a lot of irreverent online publications aren’t publishing anymore, or have taken a much more serious tone.  But as rabid news consumers, we believe that sometimes you need an escape from the latest body count in the morning paper.  So we’re going to continue publishing as long as we can, and in the tone we always have, to give you an...

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Stick a Skyline in Someone’s Stocking
Nov18

Stick a Skyline in Someone’s Stocking

When looking for Christmas gifts for the architecture enthusiast in your life, Legos have been a go-to staple for decades.  Now there’s a new reason to risk stepping on the little bricklets while walking around the house barefoot in the middle of the night. The company that makes the best thing to come out of Denmark since diminutive sea brides has announced that it’s putting out a new Lego set about Chicago....

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John Buck Company About to Put the “See” in Chicago’s New CNA Center
Jul25

John Buck Company About to Put the “See” in Chicago’s New CNA Center

Three years ago we were the first to tell you about a new building for 151 North Franklin. One year ago, we were the first tell you the parking lot at Randolph and Franklin closed. Ten months ago we brought you the first pictures of the demolition of the adjacent Walgreens. Seven months ago we were the first to tell you that the building would be called the CNA Center. Five months ago we were the first to show you work starting on the...

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Big Red’s Sale Another Step In CNA’s Cross-Loop Move
Mar28

Big Red’s Sale Another Step In CNA’s Cross-Loop Move

We don’t do a lot of real estate news here, preferring to focus on the architecture and development side of things.  But the recent sale of the big red skyscraper at 333 South Wabash is a little bit of both things.  That’s because its sale is an integral part of the do-si-do that is making the construction of a new skyscraper at 151 North Franklin possible. The red building is CNA Center.  And so is 151 North Franklin....

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