click images for larger viewSoft, billowing pillows of protective plastic cover the east facade of the former Crain Communications building at 740 North Rush, for what the building permit describes as "repairs of exterior of building, including tuck pointing, replacement of lintels, repairs to terra cotta window heads," so apparently the distinctive colonnade of brick columns is safe.
Haylock Design of Gurnee has been hired to clean thing up.
Grand Imperial Hotel in Chinatown.
With the Nordstrom Rack store now opened in the old CompUSA space just across the street, complete with an icon motif that Michael Rock, if he didn't have a hand in it, should be getting royalties for . . .