YIMBY recently spoke with Larry Booth, a founding member of the Chicago Seven and principal at Booth Hansen, about his latest book, “Modern Beyond Style and the Pursuit of Beauty.” With a career spanning decades, Booth has significantly influenced both Chicago’s architecture and the wider field. In the following interview, he discusses insights from his new book and reflects on key milestones and challenges that have shaped his work
Articles by Jack Crawford
A construction permit has been issued for DLG Management’s upcoming eight-story, mixed-use building in Uptown. Located at 5035 N Sheridan Road and filed under the cross street address of 952 W Carmen Avenue, the project was approved by the Plan Commission last month. The development will replace a current single-story commercial structure and will feature 77 residential units, along with a ground-floor retail space.
Coppia, a 19-story, mixed-use development at 1101 W Van Buren Street in West Loop, has officially topped out. This new tower by Pizzuti Development sits between two existing residential buildings, filling a formerly vacant lot.
With a full renovation permit now issued, Vienna Beef has kicked off a major new initiative at 2501 N Damen Avenue in Bucktown. Unofficially listed as 2409 N Elston Avenue in the permit, the $20 million redevelopment project will revamp the site the company had occupied for over 40 years before its closure in 2020. Previously, there were failed plans to replace the property with a Drive Shack driving range.
Renovation work can be seen progressing at the Webster Place shopping center in Lincoln Park, signaling the tenant build-out for Advocate Health Care. The prominent Chicago-area health system plans to replace a Barnes & Noble with the new 41,000-square-foot outpatient facility in the 1435-71 W Webster Avenue complex.