(photo by Lee Bey)I passed the Thompson Center the other day.We all remember the air conditioning system that couldn't‚ adequately cool the state office building--nearly baking its occupants--when it‚ opened in 1985.
(photo by Lee Bey)I'd like to think clusters of‚ school children still race toward the Picasso at Daley Center Plaza, excited--as I was when I was a tike--to experience this masterpiece of modern art by taking turns joyfully sliding down the slanted base of the Cor-Ten steel colo
(photo by Lee Bey)Over the weekend, I took a spin by the old St. John of God Church in the New City community. Built in 1918 for the once-predominantly Polish neighborhood, St. John of God is one of several architecturally revivalist Chicago churches designed by Henry J. Schlacks.
(photo by Lee Bey)The late Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg was best known for his iconic mid-century Marina City complex and its 1980s cousin, River City, just south of the Harrison along the Chicago River.