Building Under Construction Already Sending Out Good Vibes
Nov12

Building Under Construction Already Sending Out Good Vibes

For those people who crane their necks at the skyscrapers being built around Chicago, the scene doesn’t really change all that much.  The highlight of an urban construction safari might be a wave from a construction worker way up high, or a crane hoisting a port-a-potty into the sky.  Now there’s something else to look for: affirmation. By now you’ve probably seen artist Matthew Hoffman’s message...

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Controversial Logan Square Building Gets Construction Permit
Aug30

Controversial Logan Square Building Gets Construction Permit

A new apartment building is coming to Logan Square, filling a long-standing gap in the Milwaukee Avenue streetwall. 1980 North Milwaukee was granted foundation permits earlier this year, and just recently received approval to go the full monty. When complete, it will have 132 residences across seven floors.  The total building height will be 96 feet, which may help deaden the sound of the adjacent passing CTA Blue Line L trains for...

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Controversial Logan Square Facade-ectomy Headed to Chicago Plan Commission
Dec05

Controversial Logan Square Facade-ectomy Headed to Chicago Plan Commission

A proposal to perform Chicago’s special kind of architectural surgery on a Logan Square building is being met with continued resistance by at least one neighborhood group. The West Bucktown Neighborhood Association is upset that 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno has decided to send the latest version of the plan for 1970 North Milwaukee Avenue to the Chicago Plan Commission for consideration. The project is described this way in the...

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