In 1947 Y.C. Wong came to the U.S. from China, intending to study with Frank Lloyd Wright. But Wong got sidetracked by another famous architect and never made it to Spring Green, Wis. Instead, he stayed in Chicago, where he left the city his own architectural legacy.
Architect Gene Summers, whose flat-roofed lakeside McCormick Place building has been one of the city's most powerful expressions of modernism--and a target for open space advocates and a former mayor--since its completion in 1971, has died.