(photo by Lee Bey)Mr. Pee's Hand Car Wash on south Racine avenue is no longer in business. And with a name like that, we are hardly surprised.I found the strangely-named establishment a couple of years ago.
(photo by Lee Bey)The new 82-story Aqua Tower, designed by architect Jeanne Gang of Studio/Gang Architects.(photo by Lee Bey)I can hear you. "Sure, it's a cool building, Lee. But aren't you a little late to the party?
(photo by Lee Bey)1. Masonry workers at 53rd and Harper. 2. Construction guys working on facade of the Fine Arts Annex, 421 S.Wabash. 3. Workers in a empty parcel in the Lake Shore East development near Columbus just north of Randolph, behind the Blue Cross/Blue Shield building.
When Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America was published in 2003, it seemed to be only a matter of time before the brilliant book would become a motion picture.
(photo by Lee Bey)Imagine the sensation Pride Cleaners must have caused in 1959 when it roared up the northwest corner of 79th and St. Lawrence in the otherwise architecturally-traditional Chatham community.
(photo by Lee Bey)The light at 87th and Lafayette caught me yesterday evening while I was out scouting architecture shots.Within an instant of the light turning red, a handful of teenagers--both boys and girls--in costume and carrying a donation bucket, dashed onto the roadway and broke int