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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New condos, de Luigi’s horse, a lion-faced con, hula hoop girl and more

San Marcos II

If you’re in the market for an affordable, newly-built condo in or near the Loop you’re aware that your options are dwindling. The award-winning Ralph Johnson-designed tower at 235 Van Buren still has a good selection of units available, and it’s a “must see” in any number of ways. When you visit the suite of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 4, 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