Countless schools, libraries, universities — even a prison or two — were built in the Brutalist style between the 1950s and about 1980. But age and Brutalism's often cold and institutional look have now placed the buildings at risk.
A day before sitting behind the drumkit for two of Bruce Springsteen's sold-out concerts at Wrigley Field last weekend, E Street Band drummer and Frank Lloyd Wright devotee Max Weinberg entertained a small audience at Oak Park's Unity Temple.
Three of Soy Cuba's stories are set in Havana and use spectacular modern architecture as a backdrop. It's architecture few people in this country have seen, despite Cuba being as close to American shores as Milwaukee is to Chicago.
The city will ask the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to grant preliminary landmark status to the three-story, Tudor styled Augustus Warner House, according to a draft agenda of the commission's meeting.