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Eerie shuttered steel plant offers lesson for Chicago's future
Jan. 7, 2013
WBEZ architecture blogger Lee Bey photographed the ruins of a South Side Chicago steel mill and came away with thoughts about the region's future.
Your picks: TV intros that showcase architecture
Jan. 4, 2013
From Dallas to Perfect Strangers, Lee Bey reveals your picks for television intros that showcase architecture.
Tear down that wall? Not so fast
Jan. 2, 2013
The University of Chicago's permit to demolish an apartment building where young Ronald Reagan once lived is now under review by the city.
'Mad Men'-era former hospital faces possible demolition
Dec. 28, 2012
WBEZ architecture critic Lee Bey looks at the shuttered Cuneo Memorial Hospital--a midcentury modern complex which could be demolished for a redevelopment project.
What TV credits say about place
Dec. 26, 2012
All in the Family
, architecture critic Lee Bey examines how the intros to TV programs provide an interesting architectural showcase.
Architect's last work? Try these shoes.
Dec. 24, 2012
The last work of famed modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died two weeks ago at age 104, might not be a building, but a line of shoes he designed for Converse.
A Frank Lloyd Wright saved
Dec. 21, 2012
The Chicago-based Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy helps save an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home from demolition in Arizona.
Deal could breathe new life into Congress Hotel
Dec. 20, 2012
A developer's plans to add residences and retail to South Loop's fading Congress Hotel could also end a nine-year strike.
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