Desirable defacement

Hairpin Lofts and Logan Square Arts Center
Façade Work on Milwaukee Ave.

This is the kind of literal defacement I like to see.

This defacement indicates progress on the Hairpin Lofts and Logan Square Arts Center, which is moving along according to plan.

The skin has been removed for various parts cleanings and repairings, leaving this odd face.  Neighborhood resident Adam Natenshon of Brinshore Development humanizes its current state, likening the concrete structure to bones and the clay tiles to muscles held together by mortar tendons (detail photo left).  The scaffolding itself adds a skeletal look.

Progress is underway on the interior with concrete floors poured, framing up and rough plumbing and electrical installed.  Façade restoration is about to begin as the construction team pushes to get the building enclosed before it’s too cold to work exposed to winter elements. 

Fall diversions in Logan Square:

Movies in the Park:

at Haas Park September 17


1st Annual Festival de Sones
Quetzal, Fandanguero, and Chicago Sones Collective perform on Friday, September 17 at 9:30 p.m. at Logan Square Auditorium; call 800-838-3006 or purchase tickets on-line.



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