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Spanning the river and the decades
Oct. 11, 2013
We profile Chicago’s iconic downtown bridges and the (shrinking) pool of workers who tend them.
Could an old South Shore bank make the National Register?
Oct. 7, 2013
A dilapidated Stony Island Avenue bank building could find itself on the National Register of Historic Places if city officials get their wish.
Peek at the new $251M Malcolm X College
Oct. 3, 2013
City officials Wednesday broke ground on the new Malcolm X College campus. Here's what it will look like.
Chicago's lighthouse gets a close-up
Oct. 2, 2013
WBEZ architecture blogger Lee Bey was out on Lake Michigan earlier this week and took a close look the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse.
1970s Chicago on film
Sep. 30, 2013
Another gem from the Chicago Film Archives: 'Chicago Breakdown' shows a day—not to mention the architecture and streetscapes—in the life of our big city.
Who's watching from our bridges?
Sep. 26, 2013
A Curious Citizen from West Suburban River Forest is fascinated by bridge houses on Chicago's rivers, but he's just as interested to know who might be inside and what they do.
Design, architect approved for new South Loop arena
Sep. 23, 2013
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority picked Pelli Clarke Pelli architects to design the controversial new event center that will be the home of DePaul Blue Demons basketball. Here's an early look at the design.
Historical selfies of Chicago's waterfront
Sep. 17, 2013
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has a Facebook page, and you have to see its vintage pics of the agency's own work around Chicago.
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