I am in the basement of a former meat-processing plant deep in the Back of The Yards, watching a school of tilapia swim to and fro. Across the room are rows and... Read More
Jay Tennant and his wife Chris own a 1890′s-vintage three-flat in Little Italy in need of massive renovation. They also want to be sensitive to the environment... Read More
Construction has stopped on the residential skyscraper and hotel being built at 435 North Park Drive in the Streeterville neighborhood. It’s another victim of... Read More
Editor’s note: Sorry this is late. It was scheduled to auto-publish two weeks ago, but something went wrong with the system and it didn’t happen.... Read More
There’s been a lot of chatter about urban farming in Chicago lately. From turning brownfields into veg patches to fish farms inside abandoned factories to Mayor... Read More
We’ve seen a lot of different boats plying the Chicago River over the years. Massive party boats that require the drawbridges to be raised, kayaks, cabin... Read More
It’s been decades since Chicago was considered a global manufacturing hub. The city’s steel mills are almost gone. Products invented by Chicago minds actually... Read More
The spit of land east of Lake Shore Drive, North of the Chicago River, and south of Ogden Slip could be ready to be turned into DuSable Park (401 North Lake Shore... Read More
The quickest way to turn a marina green is to let the water stagnate. But it’s not stagnation, it’s progress that has one proposal turning Chicago’s... Read More
A while ago we posted a photo from suburban Lake Forest of an alley between buildings that is converted into a farmer’s market each Summer. It seems like a... Read More
The residential tower proposed for one of the last open plots of land along Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville has been delayed.
42nd Ward alderman Brendan Reilly had the... Read More
Another big Chicago project has gone officially green.
At a time when a lot of developers and architects are shunning LEED, Alta at K Station has become the largest... Read More
Good news for Hines, and the environment. Hines sent over a press release today touting the new LEED status for its skyscraper at 300 North LaSalle. The tower, which... Read More
Last night, many places around the world dimmed their lights to mark Earth Hour, an even organized by the World Wildlife Fund. I’ve posted a few photos below.... Read More
This is part two of a four-part series of articles about the plans for high speed rail in the Midwest.
One of the miracles that came out of recent meetings between... Read More