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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.
The Burlington Zephyr's race to Chicago
Oct. 11, 2012
The landmark 1934 trip from Denver to Chicago was a technological breakthrough in transportation and design.
UofC's architectural hot streak continues
Oct. 9, 2012
The new Logan Center for the Arts is a $114 million facility with classrooms, performance spaces and theaters—punctuated by a remarkable 11-story tower.
Big Apple to build world's largest Ferris Wheel
Oct. 5, 2012
Almost 120 years after Chicago built the world's first Ferris Wheel, New York City is planning one — a big one, in fact — on Staten Island.
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