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The Loop Lit Up; Chicago's Most Eye-Popping Starchitecture; More

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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THE LOOP—The city has formally kicked off the design contest for its new Lighting Framework Plan, an initiative that will turn parts of downtown Chicago into a lighting spectacle in hopes of boosting tourism.

EVERYWHERE—Chicago is a city known for its architecture, so Curbed has pieced together a list of the city's 15 most important pieces of eye-popping starchitecture.

GOOSE ISLAND—The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute has leased a spot in the former Republic Windows & Doors Inc. on Goose Island, signaling a turning point in the man-made island's history.

UPTOWN—One organization is hoping to transform Uptown's shuttered Stewart Elementary School and a vacant stretch of CTA-owned land near the Wilson Red Line station. See the new design ideas on Curbed.

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