Chicago Brick of the Day: Abraham Lincoln’s First Tomb

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: Abraham Lincoln’s first tomb in Springfield. Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the...

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Aug06

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Did your mother ever admonish you for jumping up and down on the furniture?  How about roughhousing in someone else’s house?  Well, not enough mothers do these days, as evidenced by the extensive damage done to the Burnham Pavilion designed by UNStudio. The project at Millennium Park, sometimes known as the Light Table, has been treated to ruthlessly that it is now closed to the public.  Look, but no longer touch.  It used to be...

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Perfection at Pritzker Park

A perfect day at Pritzker Park on State Street, across from the Harold Washington Library Center.  So far, our initial fears that this space would be overrun by vagrants and trashed by vandals have proved to be unfounded. The park at 344 South State Street is holding up well, and we hear there are plans being studied to make the beverage kiosk a permanent...

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Status Update: Children’s Memorial Hospital

The new Children’s Memorial Hospital in Streeterville (well, technically it’s the Gold Coast, but SOAR’s headquarters are a block away) is sprouting up faster than a toddler on Flintstone’s vitamins.  Notice the setback matching the sculpture pavilion of the neighboring American Dental Association...

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