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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.
St. Joseph Hospital's postwar cool
Dec. 17, 2012
We know what a tough time midcentury modern hospitals have had as of late, but St. Joseph Hospital seems to be doing quite fine.
Oscar Niemeyer dies at 104
Dec. 6, 2012
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed the modernist iconic buildings of Brasilia during his 70-year career, dies at 104.
Four Sheridan Road homes could get Landmark status
Dec. 5, 2012
In the postwar highrise canyon of North Sheridan Road, four surviving early 20th century homes could take a step toward city landmark status this week.
Englewood church stands after 120 years
Dec. 3, 2012
I took a walk around Chicago Embassy Church a few days ago, beckoned by the 230 ft.
'Lost Chicago' explores city that once was
Nov. 29, 2012
John Paulett and Judy Floodstrand's new hardcover book explores architecture that is no longer with us, but also forgotten city ephemera like the three-wheeled motorcycles once used by Chicago police.
Marina City in its youth
Nov. 14, 2012
Happy Birthday, Marina City! The architectural
tour de force
turned 50 this week. We celebrate with some vintage '60s footage of the city-within-a-city.
Oak Woods Cemetery: Where design and planning are eternal affairs
Nov. 12, 2012
Oak Woods Cemetery: Behind the heavy, gray barrier is one of the most striking urban spaces in Chicago -183 acres of gentle lawns, winding lanes and a quartet of lakes, all planned with order and beauty.
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