Quote of the day: Learning to love the hole

We love the hole. I think we would like to have the hole there forever.

UIC architecture professor Alexander Lehnerer, on the 70-foot-deep “scar” at the Chicago Spire site. Lehnerer’s proposal for a “second sun” topping the hole won this year’s Chicago Prize from the Chicago Architectural Club.

The Spire’s NBC Tower sales center has closed, and sales operations have moved into Shelbourne Development’s Loop office, according to the Tribune. Instead of walking through a physical model, interested parties will now tour a Spire home through a 3-D mockup on a computer, the story says.

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