Jon Anderson

Hawaii Reopening: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

By Jon Anderson | October 11, 2020 | 1 Comment

Hawaii has been effectively closed to tourists since March 26th. I say “effectively” because while you could visit, all visitors had to quarantine for 14-days – in your room for two weeks, food and toilet paper had to be delivered (here).  And even if you could go out, most businesses and recreational activities (e.g. beaches) […]

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Lake Point Tower’s Tip-Top Has Unmatched Views Of The Cité Of Chicago

By Jon Anderson | July 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Lake Point Tower was completed in 1968 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe protégés George Schipporeit and John Heinrich. It’s based on an unbuilt Mies design from 1922 that was much shorter than Lake Point Tower’s 70-story, 645-foot height. Originally 875 apartments, the building now contains 758 residential condos – maybe soon to be 759. […]

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The Ceiling Of The World Is For Rent In Chicago

By Jon Anderson | March 8, 2020 | Comments Off on The Ceiling Of The World Is For Rent In Chicago

Everything seems higher in Chicago, but when I saw the NEMA Chicago, I realized the sky was also for rent. Usually the highest of the highest residential skyscrapers are condos. This new building changes that. First of all, it’s 896 feet tall and the tallest rental building in the city. It has an indoor/outdoor Skyline […]

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Summer or Winter It’s All About Water In Chicago Showstopper

By Jon Anderson | December 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Summer or Winter It’s All About Water In Chicago Showstopper

Winter is the season for stillness and quiet in northern climates. Walking down a freshly snow-covered street in a major urban center is an exercise in contrasts. A road that should be humming with hundreds of cars is vacant almost as far as the eye can see. You’re temporarily alone in what should be the […]

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New York City High-Rises: What Goes Up Comes Down In Price

By Jon Anderson | October 28, 2019 | Comments Off on New York City High-Rises: What Goes Up Comes Down In Price

To anyone who’s visited New York City in recent years, a glut of high-rises featuring equally sky-high prices is no surprise. Every section of the city has been inundated with luxury development since the real estate market upticked in 2013. From the pencil skyscrapers jacked up over rivals to secure a Central Park view to […]

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Wright’s Last Designed Home Goes To Auction In Phoenix

By Jon Anderson | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Wright’s Last Designed Home Goes To Auction In Phoenix

Architect-designed homes can be a difficult sell. Frank Lloyd Wright homes are often so specific to his aesthetic that modern life isn’t easy to live in one. Often these homes were originally in the boonies but have now become engulfed in a suburbia not architecturally up to the challenge. Wrap these together and you have […]

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