113-Story Michigan Avenue Tower Refined, Not Chopped
Nov19

113-Story Michigan Avenue Tower Refined, Not Chopped

If you were worried that the new super tall skyscraper planned for Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was going to be shortened — or worse, cancelled — you can unclench your buttcheeks; everything is fine. At a public meeting tonight, Los Angeles developer CIM Group and Streeterville’s Golub showed an anxious crowd a revised vision for Tribune Tower East, which they want to put up in what used to be a parking lot behind the...

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Construction Begins on New Michigan Avenue Apple Store
Mar17

Construction Begins on New Michigan Avenue Apple Store

The biggest retail change to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile since the new flagship Burberry Store went up in 2013 is starting to take place at Pioneer Plaza. Demolition has begun in front of 401 North Michigan Avenue for the new “underground” Apple Store Pioneer Court.  Fences went up, and a JCB started yanking out paving blocks yesterday afternoon.  Loop Spy Marcus double-clicked our tip line when he saw the work...

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Dismembering Marilyn
May10

Dismembering Marilyn

“It’s like that scene on the beach in Planet of the Apes. Except it’s Marilyn Monroe instead of the Statue of Liberty. And it’s her giant fiberglass underpants in the background instead of Dr. Zaius.” If you didn’t swing by Pioneer Court in the last year or so, you missed your chance to see the most controversial piece of public art in Chicago in recent years. Above you can see the Marilyn Monroe...

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