Crane Video Shows Progress on United Center Expansion Project
Sep22

Crane Video Shows Progress on United Center Expansion Project

You don’t have to be a hardcore cranespotter to enjoy the promotional video that LaGrange Crane sent over the other day. It shows the company’s work on the United Center East office building expansion project currently underway on the city’s west side. The video shows not just one, but two massive LaGrange Cranes. An enormous one, and an even bigger one being put together by the enormous one. You also get to see the...

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Madhouse on Madison Adding Off-Ice Offices
Feb26

Madhouse on Madison Adding Off-Ice Offices

If you’ve attended a Chicago Bulls or Chicago Blackhawks game this winter, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the edifice being constructed next to the United Center. If you’ve also noticed that said construction site has taken over the lot where you used to park for said sports events, and you wish to lodge a complaint with whoever kicked you out of that lot, look no further than the two home teams themselves. The brand...

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Bulls, Blackhawks Digging Themselves Huge Hole Before Seasons Even Open
Sep24

Bulls, Blackhawks Digging Themselves Huge Hole Before Seasons Even Open

If someone offers you a cheap parking spot in the east lot of the United Center for the upcoming Chicago Bulls or Chicago Blackhawks seasons, don’t take the bait. It’s a trick. The Madhouse on Madison is getting a new neighbor. Actually, it’s getting the best kind of neighbor there is: the kind you build yourself. Back in January, the United Center announced plans to erect a privately funded 6-story,...

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Week Links: May 4, 2012
May04

Week Links: May 4, 2012

We haven’t heard much lately about the new hotel that’s going into the former One IBM Plaza building at 330 North Wabash Avenue.    The last update we saw was January in the Sun-Times. We know they’ve been busy working on the project because we can see the construction through the windows at night.  Now we’re told that it’s going to be called The Langham, after Langham Hospitality Group which will be...

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Week Links: March 2, 2012
Mar02

Week Links: March 2, 2012

In order to declutter this publication a little bit, the “Briefly” segments that were being published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons will now be called “Week Links” and published only Friday afternoons. “What’s weak this week” was already taken. What does a British tabloid think of Chicago?  Check out this review from The Mirror, which includes things you’d expect (Cloud Gate,...

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