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The Failed Olympics Bid – Neighborhoods Will Be Better Off

Written by: - October 28, 2009

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The Failed Olympics Bid – Neighborhoods Will Be Better Off

Many Chicagoans are still reeling with disappointment over Chicago?s loss of the 2016 Olympics. But the impact on the near south and South Loop real estate markets may have been less than positive after the flame was extinguished.

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Post-Olympic Landscape Not as Different as Today’s

Written by: - September 29, 2009

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29 September 2009 ? With the final location announcement looming, Chicagoans are both excited and apprehensive. But little has been said of the long term impact of the enormous venues needed to host the 2016 games. Will we have a “Bird’s Nest” that only tourists visit, similar to Beijing? Not necessarily, according to the plans. […]

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Olympics Made Integral to Chicago’s Future Development

Written by: - September 28, 2009

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28 September 2009 ? With today?s announcement that President Obama will be going to Copenhagen for the final pitch on Friday to the International Olympic Committee on Friday, October 2, 2009 Chicagoans are feeling confident that we will be getting the 2016 Olympics. Plans for much needed work on replacing infrastructure, expanding public transportation, and […]

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Stacy Braack to me, Katie show details 8:56 AM (6 minutes ago) Reply Follow up message Mix of Preservation and Development in Store for Michael Reese Campus

Written by: - August 25, 2009

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25 August 2009 ? Recent changes to the City’s Olympic plans to level all but one building of the near-south Michael Reese campus include reusing additional buildings that were designed by architect Walter Gropius. After voting down a proposal to place the entire campus on the National Registry of Historic Places, the City’s landmarks commission […]

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