Chicago Architecture Firm Happy to Not Be Needed Today
May06

Chicago Architecture Firm Happy to Not Be Needed Today

While you were sequestered in your micro apartment exchanging accusing stares with your cat (she totally ate the last Yoplait), the boffins down at bKL Architecture have been fighting the good fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. And now their part is done. The Loop designers of glassy things that scrape the sky have completed their mission of banging out protective face shields with a stable of 3D printers.  Face shield production at...

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Neighbor Views: What’s Going Up in Brookfield
Aug04

Neighbor Views: What’s Going Up in Brookfield

  Lots of people love quadcopters. Lots of people hate them. But nobody doesn’t like the videos they produce — elegant ballets of gyrostabilized goodness, like fisheye Steadycams in the sky. Pepper Construction and Tri-North Builders put together the video above, showing the progress made so far on The Corners of Brookfield, located along I-94 just outside of Milwaukee. When complete, The Corners will be a mixed-use...

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Big Permit Signals Next Step for 228 East Ontario Construction
Sep23

Big Permit Signals Next Step for 228 East Ontario Construction

At the end of August, we let you know there were finally signs of life for the SMASHotels project slated for 228 East Ontario in Streeterville. That breath of fresh hotel air came in the form of a tower-crane permit. And now, a permit has been issued to put that crane to work. FOUNDATION ONLY FOR A TWENTY-ONE (stories? We’ve heard 22, and 20.), 195 ROOM HOTEL WITH BASEMENT AND ASSOCIATED SITE WORK AS PER PLANS How big is a...

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