The designer of Ping Tom Memorial Park talks about the challenges of developing the park, its successful completion in 1998, and its significance to the Chinese community in Chicago. He also discusses the demolished Hardin Square Park and the Sun Yat-sen Park on 24th Place, focusing on the use of green spaces within the Chinatown area.
With two-stories of bricked-over shop windows on two major unadorned elevations, the Sears store on East 79th Street looks like an unfriendly neighbor with shades pulled--not good for a retailer getting its clocked cleaned by the big-box behemoth from Bentonville.
The House of Tomorrow, a modernist,12-sided exhibition home built for Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress is among Indiana's 10 most endangered buildings, according to the state's leading preservation group.
The white-lettered "Santa Fe" sign atop the landmark Santa Fe Building could vanish--refaced with signage touting the building's newest tenant, Motorola, under a permit request being weighed later this week by city officials.
A dilapidated Civil War monument in central Illinois is getting a much needed face-lift.The Peoria Journal Star reports that a Eureka rotary club is raising money to restore a rundown Civil War monument and uncover the stories hidden below the decay.The names of more than two dozen Union Army soldie