City Approves New Tallest Tower for Chicago’s South Loop
Nov19

City Approves New Tallest Tower for Chicago’s South Loop

Today the Chicago Plan Commission approved the construction of a 76-story, 829-foot-tall residential skyscraper marking the southwest corner of Grant Park at 113 East Roosevelt Road. The very slender Rafael Viñoly-designed tower is one of a pair planned for the site.  It was deliberately designed as bundled square tubes to pay homage to the Willis Tower a dozen or so blocks to the northwest.  Inside the approved building will be 796...

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Explaining Chicago’s New Active/Shared Streets
Jul22

Explaining Chicago’s New Active/Shared Streets

A couple of weeks ago we noted that the Chicago Department of Transportation was transforming the busy Argyle corridor in Uptown into an “active street.”  It’s one of a number of unusual steps being taken by CDOT as it strives to lead the nation in 21st-century thinking about mobility. CDOT, along with most major organizations of its kind, has noticed that the key word in its name is “Transportation.”...

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