I'd passed the corner of Clark and North countless times without noticing--really noticing--the Diamond Bank building on the intersection's northwest corner. Built in 1961 as North Federal Savings & Loan, the two-story modernist building is visually overshadowed by the huge, Byzanti
In 2010 Goes left, moved 92 miles north to the town of Delavan, WI. And now within days, the company's 109-year-old former--a beautiful example of early 20th century industrial architecture--will be demolished.
This year Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close, turnaround or phase out over 15 schools. If the latest round is approved, Chicago will have shut down or turned around more than 100 schools over the last decade.
September 11th had potential to change many of the familiar elements in our landscape: Take the physical structures that form Chicago. Architecture, a critical part of the city's DNA, from the famous skyline all the way down to the massive Deep Tunnel.