Monday, November 9, 2009

TweetEcho: October 26-November 8, 2009

For those of you who don't subscribe to our Twitter feed, here are the items we tweeted in the last week or so:

  1. The M is burned out on the giant Marriott logo on Michigan Avenue. Again. Like the 12th time this year.
  2. The John Hancock Center Christmas tree is up!
  3. The John Hancock Center gets its Christmas tree this weekend -- from a home in Mundelein:
  4. Three new boutiques will open on Wabash in the Near North Side:
  5. Status Update: Northwestern University's Harris Hall
  6. Chicago is getting a huge new movie and TV production facility:
  7. A list of the 20 tallest skyscrapers that are on hold because of the economy (including the Chicago Spire):
  8. Pix: The annual Christmas model train display is running in the basement of the John Hancock Center:
  9. The Chicago Tribune's new review of Aqua:
  10. Inside the band Wilco's Irving Park loft:
  11. How Chicago ranks in the world, and how to make the world care about Chicago:
  12. Architecture firm Pappageorge/Haymes is moving down the street:
  13. 13 new stores announced for Block 37/108 North State/Daley Mills:
  14. 2010 Chicago Architecture calendars are now available:
  15. The Orange brunch restaurant chain is opening a downtown branch:
  16. It looks like Sermoneta Gloves is taking the place of Ethel's Chocolate Shop on the ground floor of 900 North Michigan.
  17. The City of Chicago is going to start a massive double-decker rehab of Wacker Drive:
  18. Chicago's annual Christmas tree to be smaller, lamer this year:
  19. A judge is urging the parties in the latest Block 37 squabble to at least make sure the pedway reopens:
  20. After 30 years in the Loop, Nick's Fishmarket succumbs to the economy:
  21. Historic Building May Find New Life With The Dead
  22. Holy Name Cathedral has launched a new web site
  23. Video: Unusual Chicago Parks
  24. What to do about Northerly Island?
  25. What's that smell on Michigan Avenue?
  26. Went to the new Zara. Chicago's is darker, more chaotic, and more expensive than the Zaras I've been to in Europe and Asia.
  27. No sign of the economic recovery. Chicago cabbies are starting to drive Kias! (Cab #1399 spotted on Chestnut Street)
  28. How about decking over I-290 and the Blue Line and planting some flowers?
  29. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Chicago:
  30. Chicago Children's Museum move to Grant Park not dead yet
  31. Congress Parkway is in for some big changes:
  32. The news stand in Water Tower Place is gone.
  33. The new Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital will have an "interactive light wall" for the kids on the roof:
  34. The plan for three new hotels in River North has been revised (with new diagrams and renderings):
  35. Vindication for all the people who thought the bridge between the Art Institute and Millennium Park was dumb:
  36. Demolition permit issued for the old YWCA at 830 South Michigan:
  37. Sunday is your last day to see the Burnham Pavilions in Millennium Park:
  38. I am currently on the wrong side of the glass half-way up the John Hancock Center. Scary biscuits. Video to come.
  39. There's a new, slightly safer, way for pedestrians to get from Lakeshore East to Navy Pier.
  40. Chicago's Christmas tree lighting will be November 25th at 4:00pm this year. Bonnie Hunt will do the honors.
  41. The Mondial and Trio switch from condos to apartments:
  42. Anyone know why WLS-TV's helicopter has been circling Streeterville for the better part of an hour?
  43. Can you solve this Chicago Meatpacking District mystery?
  44. Just posted: video of Evanston's newest condo tower:
  45. Plans For Restoring Grant Park's Cancer Survivors Plaza
  46. Our sister site has just posted 700 (yes, 700!) desktop wallpapers from cities around the world you can download free:
  47. First pics and review of Evanston's newest condo tower - The Winthrop Club:
  48. For your Halloween pleasure -- A vampire book set in Chicago:

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