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Hotel 71 - originally Milton Schwartz's strikingly modernist (if altered) 1960 Executive House - is morphing into the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. Down the alley, at Michigan and Wacker, Alfred Alschuler's Beaux-Arts 1923 London Guarantee is being converted into a hotel by Oxford Capital. Next door, the 41-story Mather Tower, from 1928 (new crown from 2002) . . .
|from left: London Guarantee, Mather Tower, Wyndham Grand Chicago (red top is Virgin Chicago)|
|angry birds, Virgin Hotel Chicago|
Hotel conversion on tap for East Loop Art Deco gem - (Crain's Chicago Business)
Commission on Chicago Landmarks Official Designation Report: fantastic overview of the Chicago Motor Club's history, the history of the building and much more - richly illustrated.
Inside the Chicago Motor Club (from 2011)
Things Change: The Pulled Window Shades of London Guarantee
Activated Virgin: The Transformation of Rapp and Rapp's 203 North Wabash