Scaffolding Coming Down at the Bush Temple of Music
Jul06

Scaffolding Coming Down at the Bush Temple of Music

One of downtown Chicago’s most beautiful buildings is beautiful once more. Near North Spy Joel tickled our Tip Line with the photo above showing the scaffolding coming down from around Flats No. 800, formerly known as The Bush Temple of Music at 800 North Clark Street. The restoration of the building’s intricate facade is part of the city’s Adopt-a-Landmark program.  Cedar Street is turning the 1901 headquarters and...

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Addition by Subtraction: Flats No. 800 Clears Some Space.
Apr25

Addition by Subtraction: Flats No. 800 Clears Some Space.

WRECK AND REMOVE A 3 STORY MASONRY MIXED USE BUILDING And it was with those words — actually, it was with two sets of those exact same words, because we’re speaking of two individual buildings here — that 810 and 812 North Clark Street were issued their demolition permits by the City of Chicago, thereby clearing the way for the new project filling the 800 block of North Clark Street. Flats No. 800 is one portion of a...

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The Biggest Thing in Small is Coming to a New Old Building on Chicago Avenue
Feb15

The Biggest Thing in Small is Coming to a New Old Building on Chicago Avenue

The Bush Temple of Music (800 North Clark Street) is the latest Chicago building to experiment with the biggest trend in small living: the micro apartment. Cedar Street has been issued a permit to transform the former piano superstore into dozens of tiny residences to be known as Flats No. 800.  This is happening just blocks away from where Walton No. 9 is being built on State Street, and where two blocks further on, you can buy...

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Bush Temple Water Tank Demolished; More Tanks to Go
Jun16

Bush Temple Water Tank Demolished; More Tanks to Go

Workers have demolished the water tank behind the landmark Bush Temple of Music (100 West Chicago Avenue), moving quickly after the city granted an emergency demolition permit on May 22. American Demolition finished the job in three working days, staging two cranes and several trucks in the gravel lot north of the building. The tank’s 18-foot-long redwood staves had deteriorated and were sent to a landfill, a spokesperson for American...

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“Missing Tooth in Chicago’s Urban Fabric” Expected to be Quickly Filled by Chicago+LaSalle Skyscraper [updated x2]
Jun20

“Missing Tooth in Chicago’s Urban Fabric” Expected to be Quickly Filled by Chicago+LaSalle Skyscraper [updated x2]

The newest residential tower planned for Chicago’s Near North Side is sailing through the bureaucratic process , and is expected to be approved by the city and break ground before the end of the year. “I’m inclined to approve the project,” said Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti at a public meeting at the Moody Bible Institute last night. Of the approximately 150 people in attendance, none spoke in opposition to...

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