Tag: Lucien Lagrange

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

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

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 Lucie ...
Revisiting an award-winner in the South Loop deadpool

Revisiting an award-winner in the South Loop deadpool

Five years ago today we noted that X/O Condominiums had won a National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for design excellence, and had been ...
Lincoln Park 2550 50% sold four-plus years after first hitting that mark

Lincoln Park 2550 50% sold four-plus years after first hitting that mark

We've been following the progress of the development now known as Lincoln Park 2550 for quite some time. It's been nearly nine years since a pr ...
Quote of the day – overbuilding, the story of Chicago

Quote of the day – overbuilding, the story of Chicago

You're more likely to hear a machine alderman criticize the mayor than you are to hear a major architect publicly criticize a major development pr ...
Quote of the day – usable rooftop surfaces fundamental to modernism

Quote of the day – usable rooftop surfaces fundamental to modernism

Several scaffolds and teams of workmen were hanging from Erie on the Park, 510 W Erie, last week. The building, which was completed 10 years a ...
A grandly-proportioned 3-bedroom at 840 North Lake Shore Drive

A grandly-proportioned 3-bedroom at 840 North Lake Shore Drive

Lucien Lagrange's Parisian-influenced 840 North Lake Shore Drive sits at a prominent corner across from Lake Shore Park and Lake Michigan. The ...
Lucien Lagrange’s finest achievement

Lucien Lagrange’s finest achievement

If you had to choose a single word to characterize well-known architects as a group, you'd be unlikely to choose "humility." Frank Lloyd Wright, f ...
Lagrange bids the biz adieu

Lagrange bids the biz adieu

“Of the type that does upscale condos, can you think of a better architect?” - Architect Stanley Tigerman, speaking to Crain's about Lucien Lagrang ...
A new angle on Ten East Delaware

A new angle on Ten East Delaware

Wait a second -- how was I able to look down on Ten East Delaware? Could it be that I finally made my way into Walton on the Park? (Could it be tha ...
Quote of the day: Elysian's troublesome top

Quote of the day: Elysian's troublesome top

Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, on the Elysian: If all we do is laugh at traditionalism, rather than figuring out how to do it better, then t ...
Promotions from the past: Lincoln Park 2520

Promotions from the past: Lincoln Park 2520

This afternoon I set up the camera and cracked open the brick that is the Lincoln Park 2520 marketing packet. As much as we laugh about its heft, it ...
Shoulda, woulda, coulda: Catalyst in the West Loop

Shoulda, woulda, coulda: Catalyst in the West Loop

Our file cabinets (real and virtual) are filled with all sorts of renderings and sales materials, some for projects long since finished, others for pr ...
A new glimpse inside The Elysian

A new glimpse inside The Elysian

A special word of thanks to the Chicago Architecture Blog for sharing the link to this strangely silent video, released in conjunction with the open ...
Revisiting The Pinnacle in River North

Revisiting The Pinnacle in River North

Five years after its completion, The Pinnacle at 21 E Huron St has proven to be one of the most desirable towers in River North. The 49-story tower, ...
Crain's: No more hugs and kisses for X/O

Crain's: No more hugs and kisses for X/O

Kargil Development faces a $20 million foreclosure suit over its proposed X/O Condominiums high-rises in the South Loop, according to Crain's Chicag ...
Construction checkup: River North high-rises

Construction checkup: River North high-rises

I stopped by a cluster of River North developments this Friday to check up on the progress of their construction. From ground level The Elysian look ...
Construction checkup: Ten East Delaware

Construction checkup: Ten East Delaware

The new River North tower Ten East Delaware should be getting close to being ready for its first occupants: Its website claims that one-, two- and t ...
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