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Lost Landmark: St. Basil's Catholic Church
Jul. 9, 2012
St. Basil’s was built in the Byzantine style, along the lines of the famous Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Granite columns rose from steps on the portico and the interior contained frescoes and mosaics in bright colors.
Rockford’s Laurent House up for national historic recognition
Jul. 5, 2012
The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council said they are completely confident that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Laurent House will be accepted into the National Register of Historic Places.
Lights out for historic Hammond power plant
Jul. 3, 2012
Is there a chance the massive State Line generating plant, a touchstone for drivers on the Chicago Skyway, could be saved?
The writing on the wall: City viaducts as canvas
Jun. 28, 2012
Chicago's railroad legacy provides a space for art and messages that are sometimes crude, thoughtful, humorous or mysterious. Just like the city itself.
Upgraded terminal could put South Side on right track
Jun. 27, 2012
The CTA's 95th Street Red Line station has long been once of the biggest missed opportunities in the city.
Digging for copper, finding Buddhist treasures
Jun. 26, 2012
When the China Metallurgical Construction Company purchased a mine in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, they found more than copper: Ancient Buddhist artifacts were buried below.
In photos, storied Mecca Apartments live again
Jun. 21, 2012
magazine, here's a glimpse of the long-gone Mecca Apartments: a massive 96-unit apartment building that began life among the city's finer residences, then hit hard times.
Federal plaza's caged bird will sing again
Jun. 19, 2012
, the five-story, steel sculpture perched in the Federal Center plaza since 1973, is undergoing a month-long restoration designed to make the famed work of art shine once more.
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