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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bKL Answers Your Questions About 200 North Michigan Avenue
Sep09

bKL Answers Your Questions About 200 North Michigan Avenue

Any time a new skyscraper goes up in downtown Chicago, a lot of people are interested in it.  But the new tower planned for 200 North Michigan Avenue has two distinctions that make it even more an item of curiosity: It’s going up in The Loop, and it will be the first skyscraper groundbreaking on Michigan Avenue since the Ritz-Carlton Residences (664 North Michigan Avenue) nearly five years ago. We gathered a dozen or so...

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Slice of Life: Shining Chicago’s Gilded Cork
Aug15

Slice of Life: Shining Chicago’s Gilded Cork

Loop Spy Daniel sent in this fantastic picture of the northeast corner of The Loop, the Chicago River, and the Near North Side.  If you look closely, you can see that workers on a yellow scaffold at the top of the Carbide and Carbon Building (230 North Michigan Avenue), perhaps touching up the gold leaf that has helped make the champagne-bottle-shaped building so famous. This article is the result of photos sent in by people just like...

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Slice of Life: Pigeon Patrol

A wee moggie searches Chicago’s skyline ledges for pigeons from a window at the Hard Rock Hotel (230 North Michigan Avenue).

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Hard Rock This House
Mar29

Hard Rock This House

Later this week, I am going to check in to the Hard Rock Hotel (230 North Michigan Avenue) for a while.  Although a lot of people scratched their heads when this hotel located so far from the Hard Rock Cafe (63 West Ontario Street), it has given the wonderful old Carbide and Carbon Building new life, and once again made it an icon on Michigan Avenue. This will be my second stay at the Hard Rock, and in spite of all the tourists who...

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