Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Kennedy family and developer building luxury hotel on Chicago River
Now here's a story that will keep me busy. The Kennedy Family, that clan of environmentalists led by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, will be building a luxury hotel and and office complex just west of Chicago's Merchandise Mart, pictured above, which the family owned for over sixty years.
The Kennedys still have ties to the Merchandise Mart, however. Christopher Kennedy, a resident of Chicago's North Shore, is the president of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Let's see if the Kennedys practice what they preach on environmentalism as the new building goes up.
Because of their hypocrisy on the proposed Cape Wind project near their Hyannis Port compound, I'm skeptical. However, according to this real estate publication, the Merchandise Mart is making some "green" improvements.
RFK, Jr: Environmental hypocrite
A Kennedy is on the board of the Chicago Climate Exchange
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