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The Most Crucial Maps, Tours and Features of 2014

all collage photos by Nick Fochtman

In addition to doing daily quick hits and updates on new developments, we often reflect on major events, changes and happenings through maps, feature posts and tours. And while a map of highrises currently under construction may not get as many views as say photos of Jonathan Toews' new Lincoln Park home, these items are crucial for anyone looking to get the bigger picture of the Chicago real estate scene. From demolition porn, to Motorola's new office space to reflection and analysis on the Chicago Spire's saga, these are the most important feature Curbed Chicago posts of 2014.

·Updating the 18 Most Essential Chicago Hotels Guide
·Mapping Chicago's Freshly Minted National Historic Places
·Mapping The Future Casualties of The CTA's Red-Purple Bypass
·Mapping the Development Boom Along Milwaukee Avenue
·Mapping the 14 Highrises Under Construction Right Now
·Save Ferris: The Ultimate Map Guide to Ferris Bueller's Day Off
·A Guide to 51 Neighborhood Murals You Must See Right Now
·29 Iconic Signs That Define Chicago's Skyline & Neighborhoods

Feature posts:
·The Five Most Anticipated New Parks Chicagoans Can't Wait For
·Four Areas of Chicago That Are Transforming Before Our Eyes
·For His 147th Birthday, Here Are 7 Chicago Area Frank Lloyd Wright Homes On The Market
·In Photos, A Brief History of Donald Trump's Big Dumb Sign
·What's Next for Santiago Calatrava's Troubled Chicago Spire?
·Come Look At These Eerie Photos Of The Prentice Women's Hospital Demolition
·Come See The Demolition Of The Old Wrigley Gum Factory
·Here Now, 100-Year-Old Photos of Chicago's Greatest Parks
·Watch as Chicago Transforms Into Metropolis & Gotham City
·Revisit Downtown Chicago During the Holidays of Decades Past
·Revisit Home Alone's Iconic Suburban House 24 Years Later

·Here Is Your First Look Inside Motorola Mobility's Brand Spankin' New Global HQ
·Come Take A Tour Of Trunk Club's Posh River North HQ
·FLATS Chicago Wants To Put Micro-Dwellings On The Map
·Inside Frank Lloyd Wright's Fully Restored Emil Bach House
·Here's A First Look at the New Soho House, Now Officially Open
·Come Along for a Complete Tour of the New OneEleven Tower
·Check Out Jennifer Pritzker's Latest Bed & Breakfast Project
·To Bring the Old Colony Building Back to Life, It's The Little Things That Matter
·Come Along for a Tour of 1871's Recently Expanded Space

·Year in Curbed archives [Curbed Chicago]