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Architecture blogger says thanks and goodbye
Jan. 7, 2014
Lee Bey has written about architecture for WBEZ since January, 2010. Today he says goodbye.
Interactive: 100 years of Chicago bungalows
Dec. 30, 2013
As Chicago's population boomed, so did its bungalows. Now there are more than 80,000 of these beloved buildings, making them a critical part of the city's architectural landscape.
Park District's old HQ lives on
Dec. 23, 2013
The Chicago Park District's former headquarters has been gone a decade—but not forgotten, thanks to images posted on the Library of Congress website.
Old buildings for new business
Dec. 19, 2013
Chicago is famous for its historic architecture. So how does that play into corporate development? If most big retailers build new, why do some choose urban hand-me-downs?
Unearthed 16mm film shows '40s and '50s Chicago in rare color
Dec. 17, 2013
Marion Kudlick was a Chicago attorney. Luckily for us, he was also an amateur 16mm film buff, who captured Chicago in the '40s, '50, and a bit of the '60s in color. Check out what he filmed.
Northwestern picks design for Prentice replacement
Dec. 9, 2013
Construction on the new medical research center gets underway in 2015. What will it look like? That depends on how much is actually built.
Modernist Southwest Side former S&L demolished
Nov. 26, 2013
It's a sad end to a neighborhood building that not only stood on the corner of 55th and Kedzie, but also occupied the intersection of Chicago architecture and history.
Lee Bey: A gem at Monroe and Wells
Nov. 25, 2013
The short guy in a valley of skyscrapers, the 115-year-old Williams Building is not one of downtown's best-known (or most noticed) buildings, but it is worth a look.
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