Two Old Town S.R.O.’s Being Brought Up to Modern Standards
Aug02

Two Old Town S.R.O.’s Being Brought Up to Modern Standards

An Old Town S.R.O. is going to welcome low-income residents for a while longer. The Carling Hotel at 1512 North LaSalle Boulevard has a prime location just a block away from Lincoln Park, across the street from Carl Sandburg Village. Usually when we have S.R.O. news it’s about the old school form of low-income housing being torn down or converted into luxury condos. This time, one is being saved. Thanks to money from the new...

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Inside Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Apr30

Inside Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Another Chicago architecture firm has invited us into its offices to give us a look behind the minds that shape our city. Solomon Cordwell Buenz is among the city’s more prolific firms.  If you’ve been to downtown Chicago, you’ve seen an SCB building.  They’re everywhere.  From slender skyscrapers like 50 East Chestnut Street to shorter, but no less prominent, buildings like the Crate and Barrel flagship store...

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