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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Curbed Chicago


Millennium Park Hosting House Music Party in May

It's been two years since the godfather of House music Frankie Knuckles passed away, but his legend lives on as House continues experiencing a major comeback.
 

Restored 1875 Hyde Park Victorian Seeks $1M

Located on a large 50’ by 164’ lot just steps from the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus and Florence Stout Park, this 3,300-square-foot Victorian offers a pleasing combination of historic character and modern upgrades.
 
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Vintage Building in the West Loop Being Demolished

Demolition crews have begun taking the building down within a week of the demolition permit being issued.
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Proposed Ordinance Calls for Art on Chicago's Streets

Chicago may see its streets and sidewalks get a welcome infusion of beauty and culture thanks to an ordinance introduced by north side Alderman Tom Tunney. A new pilot program would see public art rotated at 50 sites along the public way.
 

Gold Coast Mansion from 'Webster' Lists for $9.5M

The Chicago house made famous by the popular television show Webster has just hit the market and can be yours for the stately sum of $9.5 million.
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New Navy Pier Hotel Lands Financing

The new 222 room hotel designed by Jackie Koo would be built towards the eastern end of the pier with plans to open in the fall of 2018.
 

Developer Plans Apartment Conversion for Shoreline Condos

The historic 16-story Shoreline Condominium building overlooking the southern edge of Jackson Park may be the next Windy City property to see a shift from condos to apartments as developers continue to ride Chicago’s lucrative rental wave.
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Lake Shore Drive Co-Op Takes $3M Price Chop

A two-level Lake Shore Drive co-op facing Lake Michigan made a big splash in the Chicago real estate market when it listed for $13.5 million in February. Today, it is seeking $10.5 million.
 

State Street's Sullivan Center Sells for $267M

Designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan, the large nearly one million square foot structure was originally built in 1899 for the department store Carson Pirie Scott.
 

Navy Pier's Old Ferris Wheel Prepares for Debut in Branson

The new Ferris wheel that will soon stand over the small midwestern city of Branson, Missouri is the same one that anchored Chicago's popular Navy Pier for 20 years.
 

Unit in 1899 Humboldt Park Greystone Asks Below $200K

In addition to its historic charm, there’s plenty to love about this home’s prime location in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Humboldt Park with its 200-plus acres of green open space is located just a couple blocks west.
 

Andersonville Offices Prepare for Residential Makeover

A dated three-story commercial building at 5701 N Ashland looks to find new life as high-end apartments. Located just east of the proposed development at the former Edgewater Medical Center, the project includes ten dwelling units and parking stalls.
 

Time is Running Out for St. Boniface Church

To make their plan financially feasible, the Chicago Academy of Music is now looking at building new residences on the vacant lot next door to St. Boniface.
 

An Uptown Couple Keep a Co-op in the Family

One year and a few coats of paint later, the first-time homeowners are finally feeling settled in and ready to enjoy a Chicago summer overlooking the lake.
 

The Many Flavors of the California and Milwaukee Proposal

Over the last two years, a proposal for a new development in Logan Square has gone through several iterations (and colors).
 

Ambitious Social Impact Investment Program Announced for Chicago

A recently launched impact investment fund dubbed "Benefit Chicago" will bring social and environmental improvements to areas of Chicago that have been historically starved of capital investment. Chicagoans can get involved for as little as $20.
 

Shrine of Christ the King Restoration Underway

Cleanup from the devastating fire that engulfed the historic church building last year has just begun and the first priority is sealing the church off from the elements by installing new windows and a new roof — a job that is expected to take months.
 

Chicago Architects Behind New Chinese Skyscraper

If completed as proposed, the 2,297-foot-tall tower from Chicago's bKL Architecture would become the world's third tallest, falling in line behind Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Tower and the UAE's Burj Khalifa.
 

Barrington Mega-Mansion Returns With Palatial Price Cut

This 22,00-square-foot mansion listed in December with an equally large $10 million price tag, but it returns to the market this week with a major price reduction.
 

Time-Lapse: Watch a Construction Crane Rise in the Loop

The complex and coordinated ballet of installing a construction crane in the heart of a busy city usually happens too slowly for a casual observer to really appreciate. Thankfully, this time lapse video shows us the entire process in mere minutes.
 

Proposal for Milwaukee and California Returns With Changes

The proposed development for 2340 N. California Avenue is seeking a zoning change to bring 138 apartments, 44 parking spaces and ground-level retail to the booming Logan Square neighborhood.
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Upcoming Willis Tower Upgrades Break Cover

After purchasing Chicago's tallest building for $1.3 billion last year, the Blackstone Group plans a $150 million overhaul of the Willis Tower. Roughly 150,000 square feet of new retail and dining is slated for an addition at the tower's base.
 

2015 Marks Another Record Year for Tourism in Chicago

According to the mayor's office, nearly 51 million domestic tourists visited Chicago last year. The city estimates that combined with international tourists, Chicago likely saw over 52 million total visitors in 2015.
 
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Curbed Chicago Pocket Guide: Spring 2016

The places to see and things to do in Chicago right now.
 

Checking in on River North's Construction Boom

Dozens of new high-rise projects are currently being built throughout Chicago, and a solid handful of these new developments are in the process of rising over the River North neighborhood.
 

Will Climate Change Give Chicago an Edge in the Future?

With catastrophic weather threatening many US coastal cities, could Chicago be on the verge of becoming the nation’s preeminent metropolis as violent climate change affects its competitors? A recent article hypothesizes just that.
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Share Your Renovation Photos With Us

Send photos of your home renovation to community@curbed.com or post them on Instagram with the hashtag #Curbed, and share your stories in the comments.
 

Brick Three-Flat in North Center Asks $725K

North Center may not be as buzzy as other nearby neighborhoods, but it's a stable residential area with a solid inventory of nice, affordable homes and condos.
 

It's Architecture Meets LEGO at Chicago's MSI

The Museum of Science and Industry’s 7,000-square-foot "Brick by Brick" exhibition features more than a dozen of the world’s most architecturally significant structures carefully rendered in LEGO and encourages guests to create their own.
 

Holabird & Roche Foursquare Near Jackson Park Asks $775K

If you're a lover of iconic Chicago residential architecture, then this American Foursquare located just south of Jackson Park will surely excite.
 
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Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Farmhouse Added to Historic Register

The Muirhead Farmhouse in Plato Center, Illinois, offers a unique spin on the Usonian style
 

Bush Temple Apartment Tower Lands Demo Permits

While Cedar Street Co. has been hard at work for several months carefully renovating the landmarked 1901 Bush Temple of Music at 800 N Clark into new FLATS-branded apartments, work on the project’s 15-story glassy annex tower appears imminent.