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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.


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.