Roof of 50 East Huron to be Socially Distant from Pool of 30 East Huron
Oct05

Roof of 50 East Huron to be Socially Distant from Pool of 30 East Huron

A few weeks ago we told you about the project to increase the height of the former American Library Association Building.  The plan is to strip the building at 50 East Huron Street in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood to its bones, and then re-build it three stories taller. 50 East Huron (Via the Office of Alderman Brendan Reilly) We received a few e-mail messages about this along the lines of, “Why only eight stories?” The answer...

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Radical Surgery Will Transform A Building You Never Noticed Into A Building You Might Notice
Aug29

Radical Surgery Will Transform A Building You Never Noticed Into A Building You Might Notice

Some architecture stands out. Some architecture blends in. And then there’s architecture that is a cognitive blind spot. Fifty East Huron is an example of what happens when a building goes for inoffensive and ends up with invisible. 50 East Huron (Via Apple Maps) The building used to be the home of the American Library Association. It sold the building in December of 2019, packing up and bookmobiling it across the Chicago River...

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