Proposed West Loop Skyscraper to Include Robotic Valet Parking
Nov27

Proposed West Loop Skyscraper to Include Robotic Valet Parking

In “4 Days Out” from the second season of “Breaking Bad,” Jesse Pinkman posed the question to Walter White: “What are we building . . . A robot?” Messrs. White and Pinkman were, of course, building a battery. Robots? They’ll be parking cars in the West Loop, if a proposed retail-residential skyscraper gets the go-ahead from community groups and the Department of Housing and Economic Development, and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett...

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SMDP: Four Veteran Architects Chart Their Own Course in the New Economy
Aug12

SMDP: Four Veteran Architects Chart Their Own Course in the New Economy

  The economic collapse and rise of the “new economy” has changed the way the world lives and works.  It’s also spawned a number of new businesses from food trucks to independent media outlets to architecture firms. One of those new firms goes by the name of SMDP (written “smdp” in company logos, but presented as “SMDP” here for readability).  It’s headed by four veterans of the...

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