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Millennium Park Turns 10; Demands Cake

Millennium Park recently turned ten years old.  In spite of what anyone might think about the price tag, the location, the target audience, or the...

Streeterville Citizens Take New Skyscraper Scheme In Stride, But Fret About Park and Parking

Even in the high-altitude environs of Streeterville, a proposed 67-story building will draw a bit of attention. Last night, a packed house at the...

Lucas Picks a Pair of Rising Starchitects for His Chicago Lakefront Museum

They wanted iconic.  They wanted different.  And it seems the people behind the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art have picked talent...

Picking Over Prentice’s Bones

The picture says it all.  There’s not much left of the former Prentice Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Robert L Vogelzang, of Northwestern...

Slice of Life: Chicago on a Black-and-White Rail

They’ve been pared back, decked over, repurposed, and there was even once a proposal to turn the whole shebang into a field of wildflowers;...

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  • 8-Bit Farnsworth House

  • Slice of Life: Skyscrapers and Clouds

  • Dagobah on the Lake: Chicago Is The Droid George Lucas Was Looking For

  • The Division Street Bridge: See it While You Can

  • British Dig In Behind Roosevelt in the South Loop