Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Eric is taking a very archaeological approach to the demolition. He's interested in the lives of the men who built the buildings and their construction techniques and is learning about this via items he's finding in the walls.
He has graciously agreed to put together a package of Nortown fragments and other odds and ends that have been discovered during the demolition for the the Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society.
With an advanced degree in molecular biology, he has an appreciation for education and is working on putting together seminars that will be held at Urban Remains. Stay tuned for more information on that.
I'll be looking forward to talking with Eric again to get his input for a story about the Nortown in the Preservation Chicago fall newsletter. He's a cool guy.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The developer's plans call for construction of a five story condo and commercial building in its place. Unlike the high quality brick masonry construction going up throughout the city, this project will be primarily painted cast-in-place concrete. Although the development will include parking for the condos (just under one space per unit), it will not provide any parking for the commercial space due to a generous manipulation of the zoning requirements by Alderman Stone.
Another sad day in the 50th Ward.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Hmmm...this may put a damper on the Nortown development. I'll be watching this story with interest.
Governor's ally sought tollway contract
Doughnut magnate linked to realty deal with 1st lady