Slice of Life: The Backs of Things

Most architecture puts its best face forward.  Usually the back of the building abuts another building or is otherwise hidden.  But there’s a block in the Loop where a number of buildings put their faces forward, but leave space in the back.  The result is a community light well that allows sun and air to penetrate the interior of the office building stockade.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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