Restoration Hardware Dazzles with Three Arts Club Building Flagship
Oct05

Restoration Hardware Dazzles with Three Arts Club Building Flagship

With Chicago’s historic Three Arts Club Building as his backdrop, Restoration Hardware Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman welcomed a large Gold Coast crowd to the retailer’s new flagship store at 1300 North Dearborn Street on Friday. Built in 1914 and designed by the architecture firm of Holabird and Roche, the Three Arts Club provided a safe haven for women in Chicago to study music, painting, and drama. Part artist’s...

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Chicago Neverbuilt — Episode 8: City Hall Tower Solved
Mar11

Chicago Neverbuilt — Episode 8: City Hall Tower Solved

Our Chicago Neverbuilt series continues to celebrate the work of great architects that, for one reason or another, failed to make the transition from imagination to reality. Several weeks ago, we showed you a picture of Chicago’s city hall with a great big office tower on top of it. Of course, City Hall has no such tower and the picture we came across while digging through some archives lacked any explanation for the tower. Now...

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Chicago Neverbuilt: Episode 5 — City Hall Tower
Feb05

Chicago Neverbuilt: Episode 5 — City Hall Tower

Last week, Chicago Architecture Blog reporter Wendy Bright brought you the very long and complicated history of Chicago’s seven city halls.  When I read it, it reminded me of a drawing I once saw of the current city hall with a tower on top of it, and I said to myself, “Self, what happened to that tower?” Sadly, the answer is “I don’t know.”  Digging through all of the usual sources has turned up...

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