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A solemn reminder: Chicago's Vietnam War memorial
Aug. 12, 2013
Eight years after its completion, the downtown Vietnam War memorial is a tribute and an altar in honor of the fallen.
Home for sale: Will connection to 'Ferris Bueller' pay off?
Aug. 7, 2013
The modernist Highland Park home where Ferris' friend made movie history and kicked a vintage Ferrari out of a garage window is on the market.
Chicago skyscraper to get new life as hotel
Aug. 5, 2013
The architecturally-significant 90-year-old London Guarantee Building at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue would become one of the city's newest hotels.
Cruise the Illinois Tollway with Mary MacToll
Jul. 31, 2013
Architecture blogger Lee Bey stumbles across a 1959 commercial promoting use of the then-new Illinois Tollway. It's a gas.
Historic walls of Bronzeville church come tumbling down
Jul. 23, 2013
Reader Peggy Ryan laments--and photographed--the demolition of Bronzeville's St. James Church.
Brutalist architecture that's bleak enough for film?
Jul. 18, 2013
The tech/sci-fi site io9 this week lists Brutalist buildings that belong in dystopian themed movies. No Chicago examples, but what's there is good. Or bleak. Or both.
Chicago school to get facelift, but landmark elements face demo
Jul. 17, 2013
A block-long wing of massive Chicago Vocational Career Academy — a familiar landmark for Chicago Skyway users — will get demolished under a plan to rehab the South Side school.
Union Station's hidden places revealed
Jul. 12, 2013
The Metropolitan Planning Council took a behind-the-scenes tour of Union Station and shared the photos.
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