What Apple Thinks of Chicago’s Architecture
Mar28

What Apple Thinks of Chicago’s Architecture

Unless you also blew away every one of your news apps while you were deleting Facebook over the weekend, you know that Apple held a town hall meeting in Chicago.  One of a very few that have ever been taken outside of northern California. The event was held at Lane Tech High School in North Center, a school known for producing everything from scientists to TV news anchors in abundance. During its presentation, Apple paid homage to the...

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Chicago’s Pioneer Court Apple Store Opens in 3… 2… 1…
Oct20

Chicago’s Pioneer Court Apple Store Opens in 3… 2… 1…

Apple’s new Michigan Avenue flagship store opens for business this morning.  The Cupertino, California computer and gadget company made a splash several years ago when it revealed that it would shutter its 2003 flagship at Michigan and Huron and move six blocks down the street to take over the underground cafeteria and utility space at 401 North Michigan Avenue. The most important thing the building did is create a workable...

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Real Estate Chess Game May Uncover Hidden Michigan Avenue History [u]
Dec17

Real Estate Chess Game May Uncover Hidden Michigan Avenue History [u]

Here at Chicago Architecture, we’ve written often about how even though ours is a young city, it still has layers of history to explore.  Occasionally we get lucky, and the onion of history gets peeled before our eyes.  One of those opportunities may be approaching. Recently, Zeller Realty Group and Apple made waves by announcing their intention to build a new sub-street-level consumer electronics store at Pioneer Court on the...

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