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9/11 has lasting effects on Chicago's architecture

9-11 had the potential to change many of the familiar elements in our landscape.Take the physical structures that form Chicago. Architecture is a critical part of it's DNA, from the famous skyline all the way down to the massive Deep Tunnel.

After the attacks many viewed some of the city’s bold and iconic designs as potential targets. Blair Kamin and Lee Bey discuss how much architecture has changed post 9-11. On September 11, 2001, Lee Bey was Deputy Chief of Staff for Architecture and Urban Planning, under the adminstration of our past Mayor, Richard Daley. He currently writes about the city and photographs local structures for WBEZ.org. Bey is also the executive director of the Chicago Central Area Committee.

Blair Kamin is architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune and author of Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.

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