Architecture Party at the Water Tower!  No, Really.
Aug26

Architecture Party at the Water Tower! No, Really.

If you’ve looked at the “Hang in there, kitty!” calendar tacked to your cubicle partition you may have noticed that posted in proximity to the perilously pendulous puss is a fat red circle around Saturday, September 14th. As a good student of Chicago architecture, we don’t have to tell you what that day means.  But in case you spent the majority of freshman history class doodling cranes and girders protruding...

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Throwback Thursday: Chicago Water Tower Edition
Mar05

Throwback Thursday: Chicago Water Tower Edition

Over the last dozen years, we’ve published drawings and schematics for dozens, if not hundreds, of new and proposed buildings in Chicago. They contain tons of great information, help people envision and understand a building before it’s built, and, quite frankly, you dig them. But today, instead of showcasing the latest glass block to muscle its way into the Chicago skyline, we’re setting the Wayback Machine to 1869,...

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Slice of Life: Water Tower in the Light
Sep10

Slice of Life: Water Tower in the Light

 We don’t normally take pictures of the usual tourist targets.  You’ve seen a million pictures of Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, and the like.  But sometimes when the light is just right, you can’t help but whip out the CrappyCameraPhone™ and catch that perfect shot before it’s gone. So, enjoy the picture of the Old Chicago Water Tower () above.  Dozens of locals were inconvenienced so we could block the sidewalk...

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