Chicago’s Next Tourist Attraction: A Glass Tube Under the River
Apr01

Chicago’s Next Tourist Attraction: A Glass Tube Under the River

In an effort to build on 2018’s record-setting year for tourism, the City of Chicago has announced plans for a new attraction: A glass-enclosed pedestrian tube running underneath the Chicago River. Speaking to reporters at his Ravenswood estate Sunday, outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for The Deep Six, a transparent tube running down the center of the Chicago River’s main channel from the Michigan Avenue Bridge...

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Your OHC Photos: Chicago Board of Trade
Oct23

Your OHC Photos: Chicago Board of Trade

Recently we put the call out on the Chicago Architecture Blog’s Facebook and Twitter feeds for people who went to the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago event to share their photos. Here are ones that came in from the Chicago Board of Trade (141 West Jackson Boulevard). From West Loop Spy Bill:...

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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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The Mysterious Ladies LaSalle

If you don’t spend a lot of time on LaSalle Street, you might not realize that the fair boulevard is graced by a pair of fair maidens. The baroque beauties represent the concepts of industry and agriculture. They once stood over the front entrance of the old Chicago Board of Trade Building. But when the building was demolished in 1929, they mysteriously vanished. The statues turned up almost 50 years later secluded in a forest...

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