Mural & building coming down at 177 North Morgan

It’s not often you celebrate a building’s demise by painting it. (Unless you’re a tagger.) But that’s exactly what happened in the West Loop on July 28. Folks came out to add some color to the black & white mural by artist Lauren Asta at 177 North Morgan Street.

The building holding Lauren’s ill-fated mural was permitted for demolition on July 21, and though it’s still standing, albeit surrounded by the fences of doom, there is already a building permit for a one-story (One story? In the Fulton Market District?) retail building from developer Shapack Partners. Designed by The Bureau of Architecture and Design, it will be built by LG Development Group.


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