Chicago’s Germania Club Building Inches Closer to Landmark Status

I got an e-mail from Alderman Reilly’s office  last week about the Germania Club.  I have to admit, I’ve walked past this building a number of times, but never really noticed it, other than to note that it has one of the nicest, friendliest Starbucks outlets in the area.  Fortunately, others have learned to appreciate the building’s architectural merits, so now it’s headed for landmark status. You can read the...

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Columbia College Gets a New Dorm

The colleges in Chicago’s Loop just keep expanding.  The latest is Columbia College. It’s leasing a 16-story building at 626 South Clark Street, formerly known as the Dwight Lofts.  Sorry I can’t post a photo of the building right now.  I have one, but can’t access it right now since I’m writing this on a train. Columbia is giving up its dorm at Two East 8th Street. Here’s Columbia’s press...

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Clark and Grand Hotels Plan Revised
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Clark and Grand Hotels Plan Revised

A couple of days ago we told you that the plan to build three hotels on half a block in River North had been revised. Well, we finally got our hands on the latest revision made by HOK, and it looks like it does indeed address a number of concerns local residents and businesses had. In this first diagram we see how the western alley would be transformed from a regular alley into a place where hotel guests could be picked up and dropped...

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