Game On at McCormick Place Event Center
Jan22

Game On at McCormick Place Event Center

Please, don’t call it DePaul Arena. Granted, the new McCormick Place Event Center *will* be the new home for DePaul University’s men’s and women’s basketball beginning with the 2017-18 season, and DePaul has contributed some $70 million to the project, but expect the versatile new facility to be much more than a home-court hoops venue. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 300,000-square-foot Event...

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Marriott Making its Marquis in Chicago
Jan21

Marriott Making its Marquis in Chicago

Work is progressing on the new Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel, at 2121 South Prairie Avenue in the Prairie Avenue District. Slated for completion in 2017, the 39-story tower will provide 1,209 guest rooms and over 90,000 square feet of meeting space. The McPier development will be directly connected to McCormick Place, and features the renovation of the American Book Company building at 330 East Cermak Road. When we last visited,...

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American Book Company Building Begins A New Chapter
Jan20

American Book Company Building Begins A New Chapter

Seems like only yesterday we had to tell folks about the demise of another century-plus-old Chicago building. And we wouldn’t blame you if you’re getting tired of hearing about the demolition of the city’s built environment. So how about today, we turn our attention to one Chicago relic, which once seemed headed toward certain doom, now being rehabbed and reborn in Chicago’s Prairie Avenue District. At 330 East...

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Three Lectures Upcoming in the Prairie Avenue District

Got this e-mail today from the people down at the Glessner House (1800 South Prairie Avenue).  It’s a list of their upcoming lectures.  Looks like good stuff. Winter and Spring Lectures . The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond Lecture by David Swan Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 7:00pm Irving K. Pond was a distinguished Chicago architect, author, gifted storyteller, and national president of the American Institute of Architects....

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