Here’s a Building Permit You Don’t See in Chicago Very Often
Jul19

Here’s a Building Permit You Don’t See in Chicago Very Often

The newest million-dollar project to get the stamp of approval from Chicago City Hall isn’t a two-flat walk-up in Wrigleyville, or a condo renovation in the Gold Coast.  It’s something else entirely. NEW CONSTRUCTION. HORSE RIDING ARENA. ONE STORY, 15,800SF PRE-ENGINEERED METAL BUILDING. NO HEATING/COOLING, NO FINISHED FLOOR. The last horse riding arena in downtown Chicago was demolished in 2009.  It was the 1929 Chicago...

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Diagrams and Details: New Congress Theater Rehab Plan Includes Hotel, Residential High Rise
Jul21

Diagrams and Details: New Congress Theater Rehab Plan Includes Hotel, Residential High Rise

Chicago loves the Congress Theater.  Even though life at 2136 North Milwaukee Avenue has been full of ups and downs, and mostly “downs” lately, there remains a dedicated cheering section for the building that never seems to give up hope that it can once again be returned to grandeur.  It’s a fan base that extends well beyond the theater’s home neighborhood of Logan Square. The Congress Theater closed in April...

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North Shore Gets a New, Modern, Eco-Sensitive Beach Experience on Lake Michigan
Jun02

North Shore Gets a New, Modern, Eco-Sensitive Beach Experience on Lake Michigan

Summer is here, and one of the best things about living in the midwest is the fact that you’re never too far away from a lake, pond, stream, or other swimming hole.  The people of north suburban Highland Park will very soon have a brand new beach experience thanks to the town’s Park District and Woodhouse Tinucci Architects. Rosewood Beach opens this coming weekend after undergoing a major renovation.  Woodhouse Tinucci...

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