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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.
Prentice given landmark status, then has it stripped
Nov. 2, 2012
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted to grant preliminary landmark status to the former Prentice Hospital – then decided hours later to rescind the designation.
Prentice makes landmarks agenda, but...
Oct. 31, 2012
The former Prentice Women's Hospital could be granted preliminary landmark status — but the victory for preservationists could be very short-lived.
Demolition for century-old church
Oct. 29, 2012
A 137-year-old South Side church survived fire, urban renewal and societal change. But its date with the bulldozer may be inevitable.
Critic's vision to save Prentice is shaky but could have other merit
Oct. 19, 2012
Lee Bey says a proposed plan by a
New York Times
architecture critic to save the shuttered Prentice hospital falls flat as an architectural concept — but could have real unintended merit.
Willis Tower celebrated in new photo exhibit
Oct. 18, 2012
As the Willis (or do you still say "Sears"?) Tower turns 40, a new photo exhibit examines the building's visual impact on the city's landscape.
Restoration puts Calder's 'Flamingo' back in the pink
Oct. 15, 2012
preens again, thanks to a $200,000 restoration.
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