- 9:41 am - Thu, Mar 14, 2013
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Slideshow: The long saga of the Chicago Spire
The primary lender on the failed Chicago Spire development has hired a broker to sell nearly $93 million of debt on the high-profile site, a step to revive activity where a deep hole along Lake Shore Drive and the Chicago River has sat untouched for five years.
- 2:29 pm - Tue, Dec 4, 2012
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A new breed of retail architecture has emerged along Chicago’s premier shopping strip. These new stores, which include technology emporiums Apple and AT&T as well as apparel retailers Burberry, AllSaints, Nike Chicago and Topshop, use architecture and design to create unique environments that in some cases function as mini-theme parks while reinforcing their respective brand images. See more examples here.
- 11:37 am - Wed, Oct 24, 2012
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Braintree’s offices come complete with kick scooters and a snack station. The Girl Scouts’ HQ has wallpaper that chronicles the evolution of its uniforms. Take a tour of Chicago’s coolest offices.
Photos by Crain’s photographers Erik Unger & Steve Serio
- 2:21 pm - Tue, Oct 9, 2012
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Wiel Arets, new dean of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, promises to shake things up. Read more here.