Lakeshore East Tower Trio Tipped in Text
Sep24

Lakeshore East Tower Trio Tipped in Text

It looks like the plan to build three new skyscrapers in the northeast corner of Lakeshore East is getting ready to move forward. Ordinance number 2018-7759 has been filed with the city’s zoning committee.  The contents of the ordinance have not been made public as of this writing, but it is a request to re-zone the land where Magellan Development and LendLease plan to erect three new bKL-designed skyscrapers, almost completing...

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Throwback Thursday: All About the Daley Center
Aug20

Throwback Thursday: All About the Daley Center

We publish a lot of statistics about Chicago’s newest up-and-coming skyscrapers.  But today, we take a look back half a century at the building once known as Chicago Civic Center, now called the Richard J. Daley Center. With that in mind, here is an early 1960s firehose after the photo gallery: Architect: Jacques Brownson Architecture firm: C.F. Murphy Associates Architecture firm: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Architecture...

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How Chicago’s Mayor Used The Power Of Architecture To Influence Politics
Jun23

How Chicago’s Mayor Used The Power Of Architecture To Influence Politics

Richard J. Daley didn’t much care for modernist architecture. But his personal preference for classical design didn’t deter him from championing the development of sleek, steel-and-glass buildings like the Chicago Civic Center, the Sears Tower, the Inland Steel Building, and the Federal Plaza complex.   In fact, during his tenure as the city’s boss, the Loop and downtown Chicago underwent a transformational building boom. Along...

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