Robey Hotel Video Makes All of Chicago Look Awesome
Dec05

Robey Hotel Video Makes All of Chicago Look Awesome

The newest flag planted in Chicago’s hotel rush is The Robey Chicago, which opened on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown a few days ago.  It symbolizes the expansion of the hotel industry from the city center to the neighborhoods, something that has been desperately lacking in Chicago until the last few years. The Robey consists of 69 rooms carved out of the 1929 Northwest Tower Building, along with a cafe, restaurant, and...

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Status Update: Tower Transformation in a Changing Neighborhood
Dec16

Status Update: Tower Transformation in a Changing Neighborhood

Even though it’s framed by construction elevators and festooned with plywood, the Northwest Tower (1608 North Milwaukee Avenue) still maintains a silent dignity as it presides over the eclectic chaos that is the Milwaukee-Damen-North intersection. The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell skidded by the other day to check out the progress as this 1928 neighborhood skyscraper by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond is...

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