Status Update: Lincoln Park 2520
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Status Update: Lincoln Park 2520

The exterior of Chicago’s most heavily advertised skyscraper in recent memory looks like it’s nearly complete. Television commercials for Lincoln Park 2520 no longer feature its architect, Lucien Lagrange, whose eponymous architecture firm went out of business last year.  Instead, it’s now voiced by one of the developers.   In spite of its name, the building’s actual address is 2520 North Lakeview Avenue, but...

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Construction of New Cabrini Greenlit in Lincoln Park

This past Thursday (November 17, 2011), construction began on the new National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (2520 North Lakeview Avenue)  in Lincoln Park. Better known locally as “Mother Cabrini,” the nun wanted to go to China to establish orphanages and help the poor there.  Instead, she was sent to America, to help the burgeoning nation during its early-century turmoil, coping with a flood of Italian, and...

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Saving the Cabrini Chapel

With the demolition of Columbus Hospital now complete, all that is left standing is the Cabrini Chapel. For those of you who don’t know, the chapel was originally planned to be demolished along with the 97-year-old hospital and some other nearby buildings to make way for the much-advertised Lincoln Park 2520 condo block.  But now the chapel has received a reprieve. The hospital was founded by Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini,...

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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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