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As it begins to warm up outside we’re seeing the acceleration of construction projects at job sites across the city. When we opened our inbox last night we saw a suspicious email from a Racked tipster and in it were these photos of the construction site inside the previous home of Barney's New York Chicago and temporary location of the Hermes Festival Des Métiers at the corner of Oak and Rush. The only details our Racked tipster told us is that a New York based fashion designer will be opening his (or her) first Chicago location here. A heated driveway was installed on the Rush Street loading dock, which leads into the retail space with doors on Oak Street. Inside the retail area is a dramatic central staircase that links all three floors together, although three elevators are also in a rear lobby. It was also rumored that the company was bringing in non-structural I-beams but none are seen in the photos. The construction company on the project is Wicker Park-based LG Development most recently recognized for the construction of Girl and The Goat.
· LG Development [Official Site]