Amateurs and professional photographers standing in the public way to take photographs of a building are sometimes stopped and questioned by security personnel or run off entirely under the rubric of anti-terrorism.
Building 521 was the site of gunnery training at Naval Station Great Lakes. The enormous glass box also happened to be architecturally significant, a fact that emerged when the Navy tried to tear it down.
The students will be returning next month to the University of Chicago graduate residents hall — a concrete, flat-roofed pavilion-like building that cuts an unusual figure on the southern edge of the campus.
A blog post at Chicago Architecture Blog recently caught our eye. "Chicago's Best Worst Block" features a stretch of S. Clark St. straight out of the 1960s. Neon lights and seedy-looking storefronts recall the The Blues Brothers or the Chicago of Good Times.