Chicago ex-pat Michael DeLaRosa, who grew up on the Northwest Side in the 1970s, emailed me a puzzler last week.Michael went to the site Historic Aerials to browse 70 years worth of aerial photographs of his old neighborhood located on the edge of the LaBagh Woods' Irene C.
Updated 12/13/10 at 1:05 PM.Last week Chicagoans watched the departure of the last resident of one of the city’s most iconic public-housing complexes, Cabrini-Green. For better or worse, the change in Chicago’s public housing stock is part of Mayor Richard M.
One of the most iconic residential homes in Chicago is the bungalow. Most of the detached, low-rise, single-family homes were built between 1910 and 1940 and the bungalow is the most common type of building in Chicago.
The developer of the Chicago Spire has lost control of the site off Lake Shore Drive.Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is the head of Shelbourne Development Group. He wanted to build a skyscraper by Santiago Calatrava that would twist into the sky.
It’s been almost eight years since Chicago Mayor Richard Daley took matters into his own hands and closed down the lakefront airport Miegs Field. But the 91-acre space known as Northerly Island has remained active, with an open-air concert venue and prairie.
The city of Chicago plans to tear down a historic building at the old Michael Reese Hospital -- despite promises to save it.The main hospital building is more than 100 years old. Landmarks Illinois says the building’s one of the few examples of a prairie-style high-rise.