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Chicago's Architecture - a Prelude to 'Great Chicago Places and Spaces'

As a prelude to 'Great Chicago Places and Spaces' which took place May 17 & 18, New Yorker Architecture Critic Paul Goldberger spoke with Lee Bey about Chicago's architectural history.  Presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks which is marking the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Chicago Landmarks Ordinance.  This event is co-sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Department of Planning and Development, and Chicago Public Library.

Goldberger is the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker.  He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City.  He began his career at the New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.


Recorded Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Chicago Public Library.

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