Articles by Jack Crawford

Lost Legends #1: The Chicago Federal Building in The Loop

The architectural landscape of Chicago is ever-evolving, with many structures meeting their end to make way for new, cutting-edge designs. While demolition is necessary for a thriving metropolis, it often comes at the cost of losing touch with the city’s historical roots and in some cases the demise of beloved landmarks in the name of pragmatism.

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View of Howard Brown Health at 3501 N Halsted Street. Rendering by Architrave

Facade Work Progresses at 3501 N Halsted Street in Lakeview East

Rapid facade work is underway at 3501 N Halsted Street, a five-story mixed-use building in Lakeview East that will serve as a hub for Howard Brown Health, an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support for the LGBTQ community in Chicago. Following the completion of the structural work, the project is now focused on the installation of the innovative exterior designed by Eckenhoff Saunders Architects.

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Renovation Permit Issued for 2852 W Polk Street in Tri-Taylor

Renovation permits have been issued for a residential project at 2852 W Polk Street in the East Garfield Park. South Side Realty LLC, the property owner, plans to revamp the existing two-story masonry building, which currently contains two dwelling units. The renovation will maintain the R-5 residential use and occupancy, and the project includes replacing the rear porch. Architectronic Solutions is responsible for the design of the interior renovation.

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