U.S. Steel has reached a deal to sell the 440-acre South Works site along the city's south lakefront, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced.
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- Changes on the horizon for the buildings and places that dazzle and puzzle us
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Even as it builds what will become the city's third-tallest skyscrape, a Chicago real estate developer is pushing ahead on a new wave of towers in its 28-acre Lakeshore East project near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
In Chicago, at least 10 developments that will cost $1 billion or more are already under construction or are backed by high-powered developers that are in advanced planning stages.
CAF’s Jen Masengarb partnered with WBEZ’s Curious City to research a story about the history that lies within Chicago’s apartments. Listen to the broadcast.
Amtrak and City Hall have picked a developer for a colossal redevelopment of Union Station, a more than $1 billion endeavor that calls for five new high-rises as well as public plazas and a swanky food hall.
A year after grabbing control of the largest undeveloped site in downtown Chicago, Related Midwest is thinking big while taking it slow. Over the next two decades, the developer envisions creating a city within the city on the 62-acre parcel along the Chicago River, south of Roosevelt Road.
While the project isn’t expected to break ground until next year, here are some interesting facts about Chicago’s next iconic trophy-grade office tower.
Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama on Wednesday offered the first look at the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park — a campus of three buildings highlighted by an eye-catching museum, whose height and splaying walls would make a bold architectural statement.
All of the city's public buildings will operate fully on renewable energy by 2025, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged Sunday. If realized, the move would make Chicago the largest major city to do so.
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.
Questions for an architect: Rada Doytchevavia CAF
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.
Biking and Chicago’s Lakefront Trailvia CAF
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.