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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, February 8

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Sure, the Fordham Spire is pretty exciting, but my eyes are focused on new construction near Cabrini-Green; the Helmut Jahn designed Near North Apartments, a single room occupancy facility for Chicago's homeless. Jahn is best known for his provocative commerical work, however this project marks his first for a public housing project, in which he plans to use ecologically intelligent elements to create economically viable savings. You can check out some conceptual renderings of the new building here (as well as other "green" Chicago architectural proposals), or just watch a landmark constructed in real time at Division and Clybourn.

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