And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...
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EVERYWHERE— This week, Curbed offered up its first Preservation Heatmap, tallying Chicago's most threatened structures and most captivating preservation debates. Our introductory selections are already being added to, courtesy of reader input. help keep the process going!
STREETERVILLE— The crown jewel of Mies' "Glass House" on Lakeshore Drive sold this week for $1.7M. And Mies wasn't even responsible for its creation— he didn't design for penthouses, other people created them by combining a number of small units. The oft-celebrated and sometimes despised renovation of the 3,400-square-foot unit is what's really on display.
THE LOOP— North Grant Park is getting its comeuppance. The dated and neglected 20-acre expanse, which includes Daley Bicentennial Plaza, has been uprooted and flattened over the past few weeks. Come see a great photo chronology of the progress thus far as it heads toward a glitzy Maggie Daley Park.
STREETERVILLE— A more thorough set of renderings is available for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's planned medical building. Come see all the outside angles and sparkling interiors, not that they do much to salvage the Gensler design which failed to curry favor among our savvy readership.