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Chicago's Hottest Film Locations; McCormick Hotel Renderings; More

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And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...

EVERYWHERE— This week, we took it upon ourselves to plot 25 of the most used and most recognizable filming locations in Chicago. The handy-dandy map weaves its way from O'Hare to Wrigley, Union Station to the old Cook County Hospital. See what you're missing.

SOUTH LOOP— The 1,200-room McCormick Place Marriott proposal—buffoonery to some, a dream to others—has its first computer-generated renderings. The 50-some-odd-story Gensler-designed tower is etherial and provocative and should make a submissive pet of the neighboring LEX condos. Clearly, the city is after hearts and minds with this one.

LINCOLN PARK/DEPAUL— Another big happening this week was the grand opening of DePaul's new Theater School. The Pelli Clark Pelli-designed high-tech home to the performing arts is a modern stacked box with echoes of the brick warehouses that line the section of Fullerton west of Racine. It's a big improvement on the converted elementary school that served as the Theater School's former home.

EVERYWHERE— Do check out this week's top sales within city limits. The numbers are a little low this time around, but our three featured spaces are certifiably bonkers.