continually monitors development projects in beautiful cities worldwide.  The goal is to keep our website visitors up to date on recent and proposed activities that potentially will contribute to – or detract from, depending on the “eye of the beholder” –  the overall beauty of those cities. Click on any city above to see what the future holds!



A proposed Goose Island master plan, created by real estate investment firm R2 and PORT Urbanism, a local studio and design consultancy, seeks to start a conversation around organizing future growth and development. Intended as a catalyst to bring planners and developers together to start creating a formal plan, it came together in months after those involved realized that nobody had truly created a contemporary vision for the island. Their report lays out what's possible in ten years, with the hopes that coordinated infrastructure and development could turn the island into an internationally recognized commercial and tech center... Beautiful Facet:  SYNERGY

At 1,144 feet, Wanda Tower would be the third-tallest tower in Chicago. The more than $900 million project would include 405 luxury condominiums and 169 hotel rooms. Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang, a MacArthur fellow who designed the award-winning Aqua tower near the proposed Wanda site, said her latest project is inspired by the frustum shape seen in ice cubes or Toblerone chocolate... Beautiful Facet:  GGRANDEUR