Historic Former Lawson YMCA Finally Gets a Rehab Plan
May25

Historic Former Lawson YMCA Finally Gets a Rehab Plan

One of the Gold Coasts oldest, and most loved, Art Deco skyscrapers is going to get a little love, without diverting from its mission. Paperwork has been filed with the city to renovate the building now known as Lawson House.  For decades its stood alone as a landmark in the neighborhood skyline, and its neon YMCA sign perched on the roof guided many a resident through the night. The Y moved its headquarters from Lawson to the Near...

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Briefly: Mooning Chicago, Grant Revoked, Hubbard Habitat

The Art Institute of Chicago has installed a giant fake moon to cast a glow over Millennium Park this winter.  All of you Loop-bound amateur astronomers who used to enjoy the darkness of Grant Park will have to go elsewhere. The latest plans for reconstructing the northern portion of Grant Park has construction beginning in Autumn, 2012 and the park remaining closed until Summer, 2015.  Look for a more detailed article on this from us...

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