Northwestern Selects Five Big Names to Replace One Goldberg
Nov07

Northwestern Selects Five Big Names to Replace One Goldberg

For the last few years, Chicago’s architecture and preservation communities have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. After losing a heated battle against Northwestern University to preserve the beloved former Prentice Womens’ Hospital Building by Bertrand Goldberg, the question has been what would Northwestern eventually replace the building with? Today three shiny, finely tailored loafers fell out of the sky in Streeterville. If...

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At Hillshire Brands’ Quirky New West Loop Headquarters, Elvis Is Very Much In the Building
Feb12

At Hillshire Brands’ Quirky New West Loop Headquarters, Elvis Is Very Much In the Building

When Hillshire Brands went looking for a new headquarters, it could have squeezed its staff into a couple of floors in the Willis Tower or any number of other standard-issue downtown office buildings. But what fun would that be? Instead, it renovated a 60-year-old art moderne West Loop structure that was originally built to house a lithograph company. Hillshire Brands leases the building from Sterling Bay, which renovated the...

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Chicago Firm’s $1 Billion House That No One Sleeps In
May24

Chicago Firm’s $1 Billion House That No One Sleeps In

When we were touring the headquarters of Perkins + Will a few months ago, we noted that on one of the walls was a rendering of Antilia, the 27-story home of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani that the Chicago company designed. The skyscraper (formerly known as the Reliance Tower) in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), is estimated to be worth between $500 million and $2 billion.  It has a staff of 600 to keep on top of the nine...

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