Articles by Jack Crawford


Next Phase of Lincoln Yards to Break Ground Next Month

The Lincoln Yards mega-development is set to enter its next phase as two of its riverfront parcels, D2 and D3, are scheduled to break ground next month. Following the completion of the life sciences ofice building at 1229 W Concord early this year, developer Sterling Bay has reevaluated the phasing plan for the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Gensler-designed project, likely due to shifts in the economy. This adjustment prioritizes the development of mixed-use structures at the D2 and D3 parcels, located just north of 1229 W Concord.

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Lost Legends #4: Uncovering the History of the Chicago and North Western Station

In this fourth installment of our “Lost Legends” series, we explore the Chicago and North Western Station in West Loop Gate, a Renaissance Revival-style structure that once served as an architectural icon in the heart of the city. Originally designed by architects Frost and Granger, the station held an extraordinary legacy until it was ultimately demolished in 1984 to clear the path for the Citicorp Center Tower.

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1134 S Wood Street

Cores Reach Full Height for 1134 S Wood Street in Illinois Medical District

A pair of concrete cores can be seen topped out along Roosevelt Avenue in the Illinois Medical District, a development known as¬† “The Foglia Residences” is currently undergoing construction. This nine-story mixed-use construction at 1134 S Wood Street is a collaboration between the Chicago Lighthouse (which is a non-profit serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veterans since 1906), Brinshore Development, and Landon Bone Baker Architects.

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