Wayback Wednesday: Lord, Snow Down On Me
Jan08

Wayback Wednesday: Lord, Snow Down On Me

It was ten years ago today, January 8, 2010 that we took this photograph of what was then known as the Episcopal Church Center at 65 East Huron Street, just off Michigan Avenue. That’s where a life-sized bronze statue, appearing half man and half angel arched its back, stretched its arms, and welcomed the coming snowstorm. Saint James Commons on January 8, 2010 A year earlier this space was renamed Saint James Commons to go...

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Status Update: Saint James Commons
Apr16

Status Update: Saint James Commons

It’s been a while since we checked in on the new public courtyard going in at the headquarters of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (65 East Huron Street). As you can see, it looks like it’s just about done. The public space is part of Saint James Commons, a complex that includes Saint James Cathedral, the diocesan offices, and a new welcome center. The project, designed by Loebl Schlossman & Hackl was mostly completed...

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Week Links: April 20, 2012
Apr20

Week Links: April 20, 2012

Loop North News notes a strange kind of theft — Apparently some people walked into Marina City (300 North State Street) and stole fuses from a storage space in a hallway.  The haul was worth $300.  I’ve heard of people stealing copper wire and manhole covers for their scrap value, but this is a new one to me. Saint James Cathedral (65 East Huron Street) has posted new photos of the construction on its plaza. Crain’s...

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Week Links – March 23, 2012
Mar23

Week Links – March 23, 2012

If you’ve been wondering about the work being done at the plaza at Saint James Cathedral in River North, it turns out there’s an entire blog run by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago that has weekly updates.  You may remember that this project was originally going to be a 65-story round glass skyscraper designed by DeStefano+Partners (see picture at right).  Now it’s going to be a public space with a couple of small...

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