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  • The 75th Street Corridor Improvement project will rebuild 36 viaducts and repair other infrastructure in Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham and Ashburn.
  •  A 19-story office tower slated for 800 W. Fulton Market is official ready to join the area’s construction bonanza.
  • The third Obama Foundation Summit is to start Tuesday with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle coming home to attend.
  • The event is a positive sign for long-awaited Helmut Jahn-designed development, which has been in the works since 2015.
  • The Ravine House is located in the suburban town of Highland Park, situated about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of downtown Chicago.
  • Each balcony is a different color, like confetti spread across the building’s exterior. 
  • The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is part of the project, which would be built at Lincoln Highway and Harlem Avenue.
  • A new five-story affordable housing development is ready to welcome its first residents near the border of Chicago’s Irving Park and Albany Park neighborhoods.
  • Located on Chicago’s Near South Side in Bronzeville, the nearly 100-acre parcel sits just west of Lake Shore Drive, between McCormick Place to the north and 31st Street to the south.
  • The plans include a building with 36 apartments that will be rented out dorm-style—by the bed, not the unit—following a growing trend in Chicago and other big cities.  
  • Evanston will begin construction on part of a new water supply on Hartrey Avenue and Oakton Street.
  • Affordable housing advocates cheered the appointment of Angela Hurlock, an architect with experience managing housing on the South and West Sides.
  • Organizers behind the West Lake Corridor commuter rail project have received word that the proposed project has been pushed into the engineering phase by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration.
  • Ted Moudis Associates (TMA), an architect and interior designing company, released a study named Project X: A Chicago Story.
  • Developers plan to start construction this month on Avere on Duane, a 48-unit, high-end apartment building to the south of the Glen Ellyn Public Library.
  • CHICAGO—The University of Illinois at Chicago and American Campus Communities report the completion of construction on the new $100-million Academic and Residential Complex here. Construction began on ...
  • Mapping architect César Pelli’s legacy in Chicago

    24 Jul 2019 Jay Koziarz - Curbed Chicago
    On July 19, celebrated Argentine–American architect César Pelli passed away at age 92. Known for designing grand skyscrapers, the University of Illinois School of Architecture alumnus left his mark on ...
  • How women are breaking into the construction industry

    17 Jul 2019 C-VILLE - Carol Diggs
    Anne Lassere is the very model of a young woman whose career is about to take off. Competent, confident, poised and well-educated, the daughter of a doctor and a lawyer, she’s studied sculpture and an ...
  • The Illinois Senate and House passed a bill that could encourage more African Americans to take part in apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. The Diversity in Construction Apprenticesh ...
  • Prefab Housing in Chicago

    16 Jul 2019 Construction Citizen - Jim Kollaer
    Off-site production of modular apartments, pods of bathrooms for hospitals and a number of “production line” construction techniques are once again showing up in some interesting places and being used ...
  • Chicago bungalow gets a new look after design competition

    11 Jul 2019 Sara Freund - Curbed Chicago
    The iconic Chicago bungalow, which was once a starter home for many Chicagoans, is getting a new look. More than a hundred architects across the world submitted projects for a competition to design an ...
  • Chicago’s housing market is finally balancing

    08 Jul 2019 Chicago Mag - Aj Latrace
    For home sellers, the good times keep on rolling. Despite fears of a looming international trade war and a brutally cold winter, a report from brokerage RE/MAX indicates that overall home prices remai ...
  • The futuristic 700-MPH mass transit system takes a small step closer to reality The idea of zipping from the Loop to O’Hare in 12 minutes though Elon Musk’s subterranean tunnel is all but dead in the ...
  • Officials from Midwest cities and towns are finally getting a chance to reevaluate flood control after waters have begun to recede, some for the first time this year. After 96 consecutive days above f ...