Tag: Chicago Spire

The hole-in-the-ground gang talks about the Spire

The hole-in-the-ground gang talks about the Spire

In this fascinating two-part video the architect, developer and members of the construction and engineering teams talk about the technical challen ...
From Yo’s archives – severed heads and the Chicago Spire

From Yo’s archives – severed heads and the Chicago Spire

Five years ago today Yo was looking forward to an evening presentation by Garrett Kelleher on the latest iteration of his plans for the Chicago Sp ...
A brief look at Milwaukee’s Calatrava

A brief look at Milwaukee’s Calatrava

I was in Milwaukee earlier today, visiting the Lake Bluff Condominiums. On my way out of town I stopped for a brief look at Santiago Calatrava's Q ...

Quote of the day: @ can’t let go

"Death might be an overblown term. I don’t think it's dead." - @properties co-founder Michael Golden, maybe the only man in all of Chicago who hasn ...
Kelleher wants $16M for Gold Coast mansion

Kelleher wants $16M for Gold Coast mansion

World-famous hole digger Garrett Kelleher is trying to unload his century-old mansion at 1416 N Astor St for $16 million, says Dennis Rodkin. It's ...
Chicago Spire — still dead

Chicago Spire — still dead

At this point, stories of the Spire's incremental demise don't interest me, but a couple of people have sent me links to today's story regarding t ...
The Chicago Spire: 2005-2010?

The Chicago Spire: 2005-2010?

Maybe there's hope for the Second Sun after all. Anglo Irish Bank has filed a $77 million foreclosure suit against the Chicago Spire, "likely certif ...

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" ...
Promotions from the past: The Spire

Promotions from the past: The Spire

We've cultivated quite the collection of promotional materials from sales centers, ranging from a handful of Xeroxed floor plans stapled to hand-wri ...
An in-Spire-d contest announcement

An in-Spire-d contest announcement

Have a plan for the Chicago Spire hole? It may be worth $3,500. Taking cues from a variety of snarky blog posts, newspaper columns, and message boa ...

Chicago Spire non-story of the day

Crain's is reporting – to no one's surprise – that four large union-affiliated investment funds are taking a pass on the Chicago Spire. Crain's quote ...

Quote of the day: the Spire is top priority

"When I was sitting in Copenhagen and things went south, this moved to the No. 1 slot. We're way past the look-see stage. We're in the commitment stag ...
Whither the Chicago columbarium?

Whither the Chicago columbarium?

Architecture critic Lynn Becker reports that the landmark Three Arts Club will not be converted to a columbarium, but that the developers still consid ...
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