5 Chicago Buildings to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving
Nov23

5 Chicago Buildings to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

A lot of people aren’t going to work this week, so chances are you’re not reading this.  If you’ve buried your nose in your phone rather than listen to Uncle Earl lecture your mom — again — about how if it doesn’t say “USA” on the package, the turkey came from China, then read on to understand why there are so many architectural reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. John Hancock Center at...

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Smoking Hot Model: Chase Tower
Aug27

Smoking Hot Model: Chase Tower

  JPMorganChase is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the bank it ate to become one of the biggest players in Chicago’s financial sector.  And it’s doing so by celebrating not only the late First National Bank of Chicago, but also the former First National Bank buildings. An exhibit is on display in the lobby of Chase Tower (10 South Dearborn Street) which chronicles, among other things, the three...

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Chicago on the Really Tiny Screen
Feb03

Chicago on the Really Tiny Screen

We’ve seen Chicago blown up on the big screen in Transformers, Batman, and The Blues Brothers. We’ve seen Chicago serialized in Mike and Molly, Early Edition, and Good Times. But this is the first time I can remember Chicago being used as a race track in a video game. Electronic Arts has a game out called Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed, which has race tracks in all of the usual places like the Middle East, and Rio de...

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