Lakeside Center sits there, overlooking the shore as it has for 40 years. One wonders for how much longer.For more than a decade after its 1971 completion, when you said "McCormick Place," the big, dark, glassy pavilion was it.
I fell asleep with the TV on earlier this week, and awakened to a campaign commercial with the ghostly images of senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias appearing and re-appearing on the facades of Chicago architecture. Couldn't be.
The sun is slowly setting on a generation of old city firehouses. Phased out by a new breed of larger, better-equipped firehouses, many of the pre-1930 houses--mainstays of the Chicago Fire Department for close to a century--await new duties.
In a bid to save one of the oldest homes in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood from demolition, city preservation officials are seeking someone who will buy the 19th Century cottage for $1--but one buck--and then pay to move the entire structure to another lot in the community.The city w
(photo by Lee Bey)I took a look at 63rd and Halsted recently.The new Kennedy King College triumphantly occupies the eastern side of the intersection. But it was the northwestern half of the intersection--and the blocks behind it--that caught my eye.
(photo by Lee Bey)Workers continued to dismantle the limestone facade of the century-old St. John of God Church this week as they cataloged and stacked the pieces for an eventual move to Lake County where they will re-erect the exterior of the edifice on the exterior of a new St.