Architecture Critic Blair Kamin Reflects On Career And The Industry’s Future

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People enjoy the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It is 33 by 66 by 42 feet (10 by 20 by 13 m), and weighs 110 short tons (100 t; 98 long tons). Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Illinois Daily Life
People enjoy the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It is 33 by 66 by 42 feet (10 by 20 by 13 m), and weighs 110 short tons (100 t; 98 long tons). Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Architecture Critic Blair Kamin Reflects On Career And The Industry’s Future

Renowned architecture critic Blair Kamin is leaving the Chicago Tribune after 33 years. He joins Reset to reflect on his prolific career and discuss the future of the architecture industry.

GUEST: Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune architecture writer and critic; author of Why Architecture Matters