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#NaNoWriMo2017 Day 13: "The Cathedral"

The cathedral held its ground against the high rises that have shot up like weeds around it, blocking the sun from the stained glass windows that used to share their kaleidoscope hope with the rest of the city when it knew better than to try to touch the sky with iron and steel. 17 more words

Writing

Design Unveiled For One Chicago Square

CHICAGO (CBS) — We’re getting our first look at a massive project that would change the look and feel of Chicago’s near North Side.

One Chicago Square, what could be the city’s sixth tallest skyscraper, will reach high into the sky, towering over Chicago’s century-old house of worship — Holy Name Cathedral. 475 more words

News

Skyscraper almost as tall as Hancock planned for Holy Name Cathedral lot

RIVER NORTH — A developer wants to replace Holy Name Cathedral’s parking lot with a pair of new towers, including one that really stretches toward the heavens. 95 more words

Neighborhood News

Second City Stroll-About (with the Pen-F)

Friends and followers of this blog know the drill.  I travel for business and as I’m making plans, I have two knee-jerk reactions: immediately search for (1) nearby photo spots and (2) holes in my schedule so I can take advantage of such spots.   768 more words

Photography

Holy Name parking lot to sell for $110 million to developer: report

RIVER NORTH — One of Chicago’s busiest developers is closing in on one of the city’s most promising development sites: Holy Name Cathedral’s parking lot. 107 more words

Neighborhood News

St. Adalbert Parishioners Protest Plan To Sell Church To Music Academy

CHICAGO (CBS) — Protesters marched around Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, demanding the Chicago Archdiocese stop the sale of a church that has served the Pilsen community for over 100 years. 362 more words

News

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

In the beginning Holy Name was not a cathedral church. The history of Holy Name Cathedral Parish is as much the story of Catholic immigrants and their new city, Chicago, as it is the story of bishops and seminaries. 35 more words