Congress Hotel Tries to Even Out Again; OCD Architects Rejoice
May15

Congress Hotel Tries to Even Out Again; OCD Architects Rejoice

Six years after the Chicago Plan Commission approved the Congress Plaza Hotel’s plan to add floors to increase capacity and become more symmetrical, what is now known as the Congress Hotel (520 South Michigan Avenue) will go before the Plan Commission again this month seeking re-approval of the expansion scheme. You may not have noticed, but the southwest corner of the hotel is shorter than the rest of the building.  The hotel...

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Chicago Casino: Not IF, but WHEN and WHERE
Feb29

Chicago Casino: Not IF, but WHEN and WHERE

For the last few decades Chicago’s mayors have been hell-bent on building a casino in the city. What they haven’t been too interested in is asking the public its opinion on the matter. Finally a group of people threw up their metaphorical hands and said, “If the politicians won’t ask, we will.” To that end, the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Chicago Reader co-sponsored an event at the Chicago...

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