Embry, a 16-story condominium development in the West Loop at 21 N May Street, has wrapped up its construction and is now welcoming residents. Led by Sulo Development, this new residential project comprises 58 units with sizes ranging from 1,828 to 5,200 square feet, offered in two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts.
An opening has been held for the new home of The American Blues Theater at 5627 N Lincoln Avenue in West Ridge. Sitting just north of the intersection with W Bryn Mawr Avenue near Rosehill Cemetery, the theater repurposed a vacant one-story commercial building. The project was led by the theater company itself with Morris Architects Planners acting as the architects while Schuler Shook supplied the theater systems.
An emergency demolition is set to take place at 1857 W 51st Street in Back of the Yards. The City of Chicago has issued a permit for the immediate wrecking and removal of the mixed-use two-story masonry building on the site. The decision for an emergency demolition indicates significant concerns about the structural integrity or safety of the building, necessitating its immediate removal.
Plans have been approved for the first phase of Thrive Exchange at 7901 S Exchange Avenue in South Shore. Sitting right on the intersection with E 79th Street, the project will replace a pair of existing buildings next to the Cheltenham/79th Street Metra station. The proposal was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission, led by developer DL3 Realty and designed by local-firms KOO Architects and Site Design Group.
In this edition of ‘Lost Legends,’ we focus on the Schiller Building, a historic tower in The Loop that was pivotal in Chicago’s cultural and architectural history. From its opening in 1892 to its controversial demolition in 1961, its story exhibits a familiar arc in this series: one of architectural innovation, cultural significance, loss, and reflection.