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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.
Vivian Maier's movies
Sep. 10, 2013
You've seen her photography. Now look at the film the late Chicago nanny-turned-street photographer made.
Lake Point Tower architect dies
Aug. 30, 2013
George Schipporeit, one of the designers the iconic Lake Point Tower in Chicago has died.
What might have been: Unbuilt 1930s plan for Riverview Gardens
Aug. 28, 2013
Here's a look the long-forgotten plans that nearly claimed Riverview amusement park in the 1930s.
The ego and economics that build skyscrapers
Aug. 26, 2013
Could egos and economics once again conspire to build something on the scale of the Willis Tower?
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