A Tower Crane Sprouts in River North
Feb04

A Tower Crane Sprouts in River North

It’s been a weird winter in Chicago. Our most recent weather event, as the Northeast dug out of double-digit snowfall, was a thunderstorm. And that sort of meteorological mayhem can wreak havoc in strange ways. Like tricking plant life into thinking spring has arrived. Which is exactly what appears to be happening in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. At 167 West Erie Street, general contractor Linn-Mathes has planted...

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Gino’s East About to be Sliced Out of River North
Jul14

Gino’s East About to be Sliced Out of River North

It may not be an official Chicago landmark, but it’s certainly a cultural touchstone for tourists and locals who have so often given the instructions “When you see the giant pizza slices, you’re there.” The former Gino’s East pizza restaurant at 167 West Erie Street will soon be sliced and chewed into non-existance by a demolition crew and their mechanical masticators. ┬áThe Chicago Architecture...

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Another River North Tower to Replace Another River North Landmark
May12

Another River North Tower to Replace Another River North Landmark

Another crane may rise along the LaSalle Street corridor soon, and River North may lose another unofficial landmark. Just two blocks south of where Magellan Development wants to put up a 38-story residential tower to replace the Howard Johnson’s, it wants to put up a 39-story residential tower to replace the former Gino’s East pizzeria and Mitchell’s soda shop. Early this year, Gino’s moved down the street to...

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