You Can Live The “Good Life” In The Old Sears On Lawrence
Jun02

You Can Live The “Good Life” In The Old Sears On Lawrence

If you spent the last few nights watching Chicago police squadrolls crawling around your downtown neighborhood with lights, sirens, and megaphones blaring, you might be thinking it’s time to move to a neighborhood that’s a little less top-of-mind with the crowbar discount set. How about sunny Ravenswood?  That’s where Ravenswood Spy Joel shot these photographs of the repurposing of the deceased Sears store at 1900...

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Another Chinatown Hotel on the Way
Jan30

Another Chinatown Hotel on the Way

Over the last decade Chicago has seen hotels pop up like wildflowers after a desert rain.  And it’s not just downtown germinating these seeds of hospitality.  Hotels have sprouted from Lincoln Park to Hyde Park.  And now Chinatown is getting another place to lay your head. A company called Sky River has filed paperwork with the city to put a 200-room hotel in a disused warehouse right on the Chicago River. If you’re a...

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Throwback Thursday: Preservation Chicago Echos Our Laments
Mar03

Throwback Thursday: Preservation Chicago Echos Our Laments

Each year the advocacy group Preservation Chicago puts out a list of buildings it considers both important to the fabric of Chicago, and also in danger of being demolished, altered beyond recognition, or otherwise threatened. At an event held yesterday at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the group released its 2016 roster.  It includes: The Thompson Center (100 West Randolph Street) — The state office building is just over 30...

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