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Commercial Real Estate Values Could Fall 19 Percent If Economy Improves

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Low interest rates were supposed to be a short-term crutch, but have instead become the staple of a years-long feast for the 1 percent. It's time for the Fed to end the festivities, remove the crutch and let the partiers take their losses so we can move forward as a nation, all 100 percent of us.

15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel

You see us wearing ankle-length puffy coats well into March. That's not because we're ambassadors for North Face. The winter of 2013-14 was, literally, one of the worst in Chicago's history. But that's not all.

A Love Letter To The Sears Willis Tower

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoans were none too thrilled with the Tuesday ruling that effectively bumped The Sears Willis Tower out of the top spot for the tallest building ...


Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

One World Trade Center is officially the tallest building in the United States, a committee announced Tuesday, The Chicago Tribune reports. The New Yo...

Windy City Drew Near-Record 46 Million Tourists In 2012

Kim Bellware | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
Kim Bellware

Tourists have been no strangers to Chicago, with city officials reporting the Windy City welcomed a near-record number 46.2 million visitors last year...

How To Become Part Of The Chicago Skyline

Travelzoo | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

One of the best sights from 1,353 feet in the air is watching the sunset and the lights slowly start to glow throughout the city.

Empire State Building Builds Statement Against Anti-Green Construction Myths

Neil Wagner | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Prepare to re-imagine and get your mind blown in the process. The 2.7 million-square foot Empire State Building -- brawny, angular icon of early-twentieth century grit and ambition (and still New York City's second-tallest building) -- is green.

1 WTC Might Not Reach Symbolic Height, After All

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

Just as 1 World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building in April, triumphantly claiming the title as New York City's tallest building, the bu...

With An Asterisk, WTC Will Be Tallest Building In US

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 06.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, can now claim the ti...

The Vow and Other Upcoming Movies Filmed in Chicago

Chris Krapek | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

Will they be forever immortalized like The Dark Knight, or will they be instantly forgotten like the epic tale of an infant versus kidnappers in 1994's Baby's Day Out? Only time will tell.

Stroke Survivor Aims to Take the Stairs: All 2,109 of Them

Melanie Coffee | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Melanie Coffee

About 2,500 people are set to race up 103 flights to the building's Skydeck on Sunday to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It's one of the premier rehab facilities in the world, but more important to Pacholski, it's the place that's helped her get her life back.

Woman Accused Of Making False Bomb Threat At Willis Tower

Lemont, IL Patch | Amanda Luevano | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago

A 19-year-old Lemont woman was charged Thursday with a felony count of making a false bomb threat at the Willis Tower, Chicago police said. Julija ...

Cool Ways To Beat The Heat In Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At this point, it's getting a little hard to remember why we're supposed to love the summer heat so much. We know that snow and sleet were here just a...

British Developer Has Big Plans For Former Post Office Site

Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago

In the days that have passed since British investor and developer Bill Davies unveiled an ambitious plan to build a $3.5 billion office, residential, ...

Quick! Get to Chicago Before the Window Closes on 25 Years of The Oprah Winfrey Show

Pam Grout | Posted 06.03.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The good news? Tickets to the show are free. Bad news? Getting them is akin to getting an audience with Kate Middleton.

Chicago's Skyscraper Reign Coming To An End

Chicago News Cooperative | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is facing another Second City moment: It soon will not be able to boast about having the tallest building in America. After nearly four dec...

'Transformers 3' Filming: Chicago Downtown Streets Closed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The filming of "Transformers 3" may transform the way you get around the downtown area this weekend. The second sequel in the popular action series--...

Hundreds Protest Goldman Sachs Outside Of WIllis Tower, Demanding Job Creation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of laid-off workers, union members and small business owners rallied in downtown Chicago today to call for financial reform and job creation....

Frustration With Power Outages, And More Storms Coming

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans were without power this weekend after a devastating storm blew through the city Friday afternoon. As of Sunday ni...

Willis Tower Owner Sued Over Derailed 'Greening' Project

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A lawsuit against a co-owner of Willis Tower raises questions about whether it will follow through on a $350 million project to reduce the building's ...

One Worker Killed, Another Injured In Construction Accident Downtown

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One worker was killed and another was critically injured following an accident involving a gas main this afternoon right outside the Willis Tower. ...

Ellen DeGeneres Flag Will Remain On Willis Tower For A Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a quest for world domination, Ellen DeGeneres came to Chicago's tallest building and proclaimed: ""--well, in flag form at least...

Chicago's Living River

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

I have been in Chicago for ten years and had never been in Chinatown before. A trip on the water taxi there is lovely and relaxing.

Daley Offering United Another $10M To Move To Willis Tower

Crain's Chicago Business | Thomas A. Corfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration is coughing up an additional $10 million to entice the parent of United Airlines to move its operations center downtown from ...

United Getting $25 Million From City For Willis Tower Move

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley is strapped for cash to run city government, but he has a rich money pot to subsidize private development downtown....