Separated at Birth: Chicago’s Newest Skyscraper Isn’t All That New
Jul23

Separated at Birth: Chicago’s Newest Skyscraper Isn’t All That New

  We knew there was something familiar about 150 North Riverside. When the design of the new skyscraper proposed to balance between the Amtrak tracks along the Chicago River just north of the Boeing Headquarters was unveiled last week, it seemed very familiar.  It reminded us of Qube… but not really. Or maybe the Rainier Tower… but not on top.  Nothing was quite a good enough match.  Until now. Call it...

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Inside Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Apr30

Inside Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Another Chicago architecture firm has invited us into its offices to give us a look behind the minds that shape our city. Solomon Cordwell Buenz is among the city’s more prolific firms.  If you’ve been to downtown Chicago, you’ve seen an SCB building.  They’re everywhere.  From slender skyscrapers like 50 East Chestnut Street to shorter, but no less prominent, buildings like the Crate and Barrel flagship store...

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