Slice of Life: Reflections of Algae

The Chicago skyline is reflected in a weed-choked pond in Lincoln Park.  A nearby sign from the Chicago Park District across from the North Pond Restaurant at 2610 North Cannon Drive explains that the weeds and algae are perfectly normal and that a contractor has been hired to get things back under control.  Nothing to see here.  Move...

Read More

Chicago Brick of the Day: Taj Mahal

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day. Today’s brick is from: The Taj Mahal in Agra, India Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the exterior of the...

Read More

Chicago’s Other Riverwalk (with video)

Mayor Daley has been bursting with pride lately as his long-desired Chicago Riverwalk finally takes off. What was just a patchwork of concrete and pioneering restaurant kiosks for the last couple of years have finally developed into a cohesive system of walkways, eateries, pocket parks, bicycle rental places, and even a pair of minor museums. Tourists and Loop workers both seem to be embracing the new outdoor venues along the main...

Read More