Clubby, Pubby Atmosphere Greets Visitors To Sky-Line Club
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Clubby, Pubby Atmosphere Greets Visitors To Sky-Line Club

There’s something about rich woodwork interior that just feels clubby. It’s fitting, then, that the 24th floor of the Old Republic Building is home to the Sky-Line Club. This warm, cozy space was one of the many fascinating looks at old Chicago available for viewing during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 2015 Open House Chicago. The Sky-Line Club is one of the oldest private clubs in Chicago. It boasts a wainscoted lobby, a...

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Another Michigan Avenue Gap To Be Filled

A long-empty space on North Michigan Avenue is finally being filled. OfficeMax vacated its space  in the Old Republic Building (307 North Michigan Avenue) under the clock at the corner of Michigan Avenue and East South Water Street about two years ago, and since then it’s been empty. Recently, signs went up indicating that Pittsburgh’s PNC Bank is moving into the space as part of its massive invasion of the Chicago retail...

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Renovating an Old Landmark

One of my favorite old Chicago buildings is going to be renovated. I’ve long admired the Old Republic Building (307 North Michigan Avenue).  Maybe because of its anonymity — it’s not as flashy as the Carbide and Carbon Building (230 North Michigan Avenue)across the street.  Maybe because it suits its corner so well.  Maybe because I’ve spent any number of hours standing in its shadow waiting for a 151 bus....

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