Craig Hutson has worked in research and development in academia and industry and is fascinated with the history of Chicago’s lakefront. When seeking a definitive book about the history of Illinois Center and Lakeshore East, the air-rights developments above former docklands and railyards east of the Loop, he realized there wasn’t one, and he decided to write it himself.



Intro/Outro: “Nighttime in the Switching Yard,” by Warren



Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Center

Lakeshore East

Millennium Park

Maggie Daley Park


St. Regis Chicago

Outer Drive East (400 East Randolph)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower

The Park at Lakeshore East

Millennium Station

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Chicago Pedway

Boulevard East

Magellan Development Group

James Loewenberg