Status Update: Lincoln Park 2520

Though it’s been downsized, things appear to be moving full speed ahead at Lincoln Park 2520 (2520 North Lakeview Avenue). More...

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Status Update: Staybridge Suites

It’s been a while (April 9th to be exact) since we checked in on the new Staybridge Suites hotel going up at 127 West Huron Street.  And… it looks exactly the same as it did seven months ago. Compare the then and now pictures: I guess we’ll try again in a couple more...

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Status Update: Elysian Chicago
Apr23

Status Update: Elysian Chicago

It’s with great anticipation that we’ve watched the Elysian Chicago rising over the last couple of years.  And now that it’s topped off, it really does have a remarkable impact on the city’s skyline. Even though it’s only 60 stories (and 700 feet) tall, it has a dominating presence from many vantage points to the north.  And from the west and south it competes quite easily with both the John Hancock...

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Status Update: ARTIC Modern Wing

Sure, it’s got a Renzo Piano stamp on it, but I can’t help but feel like the “starchitects” we looked to in the 80’s and 90’s for inspiration have gone off their feed.  Gehry’s become a one-trick pony.  Hadid churns out fantasy after fantasy but hardly any get built.  And did I.M. Pei go into Witness Protection or something?

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