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  • Face-lift done on Red Line's Harrison station

    The CTA will be conducting a lot of ribbon cuttings on rehabbed rail stations in the months ahead, and on Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to do just that at the 70-year-old Harrison station on the Red Line. The station underwent $10 million in...
  • Donald Carlson, construction management executive, dies at 84

    Donald Carlson, construction management executive, dies at 84
    Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook. "Don was very...
  • Working (and shooting video) atop the Hancock: 'It's a safe fear'

    Working (and shooting video) atop the Hancock: 'It's a safe fear'
    The world can now see where 13 years as an ironworker has led Danny Drozd — to the very top of the John Hancock building. Last Friday, ironworker Drozd strapped a GoPro camera to his head as he prepped the Hancock's west antenna to be partially...
  • Digital money will flow as bitcoin conference meets in Chicago

    Digital money will flow as bitcoin conference meets in Chicago
    If you’d like to attend this weekend’s North American Bitcoin Conference at McCormick Place, you can buy your entry pass for about 0.16 bitcoins. A two-night stay at a nearby hotel will set you back roughly 1 bitcoin, while a beef and...
  • Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel

    Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel
    Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday. Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • George Lucas Selects Chicago as Home for Narrative Art Museum

    George Lucas has selected Chicago to be the home of his museum of art and movie memorabilia, according to the Chicago Tribune. The highly anticipated decision comes after the windy city battled both San Francisco and Los Angeles for the honor. The museum...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront

    Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront
    "(I)n no instance will further private development be permitted east of Lake Shore Drive." — Lakefront Plan of Chicago Chicago, already a huge draw for tourists, is the logical place for George Lucas to display his collection of art and movie...