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Does Erie on the Park have River North’s best outdoor spaces?

Erie on the Park Chicago

We noted a few days ago that the Tribune’s Blair Kamin is back in town. Kamin had quite a bit to say back in October of 2002 on the topic of Lucien Lagrange’s Erie on the Park, 510 W Erie. A sampling: There are so many monuments to mediocrity rising into the sky west of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2013
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A sky-high basketball game atop a Weese vs Mies classic

Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago

With any luck you’ll never participate in a pickup game like the one pictured above at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago. Harry Weese, the building’s architect, was in his own words, “a man ten years ahead of a time that never comes.” A Chicago Magazine article is a storehouse of great Weese anecdotes, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 2, 2012