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Ken McNeeley

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Supporting “The Best Show Ever” as Cavalia Returns to Chicago

Apr 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Created by Norman Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia’s new production “Odysseo” combines equestrian arts with aerial performance and live music along with elaborate sets and visuals in a stunning production.

The show features 65 horses and 48 performers in a 346’ x 240’ x 83’ main tent, billed as the largest tent currently touring, in a temporary city composed of the performance arena, stables, paddocks, and tents that travel to each stop on the show’s tour. 


Helping to Preserve Chicago Architecture: The Kimpton Gray Hotel

Nov 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Chicago’s elegant Kimpton Gray Hotel opened its doors this past August. Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic, noted that the new hotel “gracefully restores” the historic New York Life Insurance Building designed by William Le Baron Jenny, “the father of the skyscraper.” We were able to employ our experience working with landmarks and hotel renovations to facilitate the necessary permits and approvals for the 293-room Kimpton Gray Hotel’s historic building.