Your OHC Photos: Kemper and Jahn
Oct29

Your OHC Photos: Kemper and Jahn

  Two of the highlights of the 2013 Open House Chicago event from the Chicago Architecture Foundation were the views from the Kemper Building’s 41st-floor observatory, and from the Jahn architectural studios at the top of 35 East Wacker, next door. Nancy K. from Lakeshore East sent in these pictures she took from the tops of the two buildings, showing off the tops of some of the city’s best...

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Your OHC Photos: MDA City Apartments
Oct27

Your OHC Photos: MDA City Apartments

With the construction of 73 East Lake Street, the most captivating part of the MDA City Apartments has been obscured — The mural on its east side.  Even though MDA’s glassy new neighbor has entombed the mural, MDA still has its charms, including the views from its roof deck. Man_ofSteel sent us two photos he took from the roof during Open House Chicago. The first is a black-and-white pic looking down Wabash Avenue, with a...

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Hollywood Blows Up Chicago. Again.

It seems like every month, Hollywood churns out yet another end-of-the-world movie.  Sometimes armageddon doesn’t start in New York or Los Angeles.  It happens on the shores of Lake Michigan. Coming out in July is the latest Transformers movie, called Dark of the Moon.  From what I can tell from the trailer below, it’s about space robots that destroy Chicago.  This is far from the first time Chicago has been destroyed by a...

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