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.
The sprawling Chicago Vocational Career Academy is in line for a significant renovation that would include a new addition, athletic facilities and demolition of portions of the architecturally-significant campus, according to documents made public last week.
Motorola Mobility joined the ranks of other companies fleeing the suburbs for downtown when it announced Thursday that the company will move all 3,000 workers from the Libertyville campus to the upper floors of Chicago's Merchandise Mart.