4 Steps to Make the 115-Story Thompson Center Replacement a Reality
Jan23

4 Steps to Make the 115-Story Thompson Center Replacement a Reality

Late last week a group of rural state legislators released some sketches showing a shiny, twisting 115-story skyscraper replacing the neglected Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street.  Immediately, skyscraper nerds from Forest Park to Park Forest wet themselves. The details of the Thompson Tower are a 1,700-foot-tall mixed-use building with a hotel, residences, and an observation deck.  An alternate plan calls for several...

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12 Minutes With Adrian Smith
Mar24

12 Minutes With Adrian Smith

  There are “starchitects” who are big names with few real world projects, and there are architects who are stars who actually build amazing, fantastic, envelope-pushing buildings.  Adrian Smith is one of those later stars — someone who actually gets things done. The Chicago-born industry leader is known globally for having his name on such projects as Canary Wharf, and the General Motors Renaissance Center while...

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