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Sad to see this is coming down today.
Looking forward to something finally being done here!
Finally had a chance to visit the High Line in NY. Great work, but it would have been nice to see second level connections to the adjacent buildings.
Just found this… Seems like a great option for carrying loads of groceries/large purchases home. It’d be great to see this implemented in future designs.
North America is seeing a boom in bike sharing program launches. The number of cities planning to add bicycles as public transportation on the continent is expected to jump by 50 percent this year.
Good to see this catching on… It’ll be interesting to see how Alta handles both NY and Chicago.
Just got some new furniture and it was packaged in what seemed to be an infinite amount of styrofoam. No place seems to recycle it here in Chicago, but I guess if you box it up and send it to one of these places they’ll recycle it. Not the best solution, but better than throwing it out.
Closes place to Chicago seems to be here:
Tegrant Corporation, 955 S. Woodland Avenue Michigan City, IN 46360 tel:800-762-0813
From the EPS Packaging website:
Because of challenging transportation logistics and high contamination rates, there are a limited number of community-based collection programs that accept EPS. That’s why EPS-IA has created a unique mail-back program that allows virtually anyone with smaller quantities of foam packaging access to EPS recycling.
If there is no EPS recycling in your community, please send your EPS via the U.S. Postal Service or other carrier to the nearest mail-back location.
Average shipping fees range from $1.50-$9.00 based on the total packaging weight and volume. Since expanded polystyrene is extremely light weight (98% air) it can be economically shipped to a regional location. Considering that the average car gets approximately 15-20 miles per gallon (mpg) at $3.50 to $4.00 per gallon, the postage cost to return EPS for recycling is often an economical, environmentally-friendly choice depending on the distance covered to reach the closest community drop-off location.
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Great photos of some of the grand movie palaces. I’d love to step inside the Uptown Theater someday.
Fantastic news! This is one of my favorite rides in the city and its good to see it will be getting an update.
Good article about how light beers have been developed. It’s really amazing the consistency of the “lites” around the globe.
It still doesn’t make me want to go pick up a case of Miller Lite…
I’ve ridden past this so many times but slowed down to take a pic today. Probably the best sculpture along the North Shore Channel Trail.
Private land ownership is something that most of us might take for granted, but it’s not the case in communist China, where all land is either state-owned or run by collective economic organizations (CEOs). But with China’s rapidly developing economy, skyrocketing real estate prices, unscrupulous “land grabs” and recent legislation towards a civil code protecting private ownership, the issue of owning land is in a tumultuous transition, prompting designers like People’s Architecture Office (PAO) and the People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) to explore different possibilities.
Their joint effort is the Tricycle House and Tricycle Garden, a paired mobile home and garden plot mounted on modified three-wheelers. Learn more about the project on TreeHugger.
Anheuser-Busch is set to buy Goose Island for a cool $38.8 million, according to the Tribune. For those of us familiar with the beer industry, the news doesn’t come as a shock. A-B (through…