The LSAC Demolition: You Just Can’t Help But Stare
Sep10

The LSAC Demolition: You Just Can’t Help But Stare

The former Lakeshore Athletic Club Building is quickly becoming a former building.  When we first reported the demolition of the Near North edifice a couple of weeks ago, it quickly became the most popular article of the month. Loop Spy Ryan sent in the photograph above, showing the demolition, apparently taken from the nearby Hotel Palomar (505 North State Street.)  Our own Daniel Schell captured the photographs below a few days...

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Former Gym Gets Knocked Out, But What’s Next For This Primo Property? [u]
Aug22

Former Gym Gets Knocked Out, But What’s Next For This Primo Property? [u]

Two weeks after good readers like you started sending in pictures of demolition equipment massing near the bowels of the Magnificent Mile, and two days after we reported that they were swarming to attack the former Lakeshore Athletic Club at 441 North Wabash Avenue, a pair of powerful pneumatic pincers on poles are prying apart the property. It was Loop Spy Ryan who first sent us pictures of the demolition equipment, followed by...

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Mag Mile’s Lakeshore Athletic Club About to Come Down [u]
Aug19

Mag Mile’s Lakeshore Athletic Club About to Come Down [u]

For the last 10 days or so, people have been hitting the Tip Line asking what the heck is going on over at the intersection of Rush and Hubbard, behind the Wrigley Building. Recently a metric buttload* of heavy demolition equipment showed up in the parking lot bounded by East Illinois Street, North Rush Street, East Hubbard Street, and North Wabash Avenue.  Digging through city paperwork turned up nothing, even though people like Loop...

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