Chicago Neverbuilt — Episode 10: Try, Try Again
Apr30

Chicago Neverbuilt — Episode 10: Try, Try Again

Our Chicago Neverbuilt series continues to celebrate the work of great architects that, for one reason or another, failed to make the transition from imagination to reality. It was the 19th-century writer William Edward Hickson who popularized the proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed / Try, try, try again.”  It was the über-creepy Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd from the film Diamonds Are Forever who ruined the phrase as...

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How Don Draper And “Mad Men” Drew More Attention To Endangered Illinois Buildings
Apr30

How Don Draper And “Mad Men” Drew More Attention To Endangered Illinois Buildings

When a new season of “Mad Men” begins, it often generates popularity of classic cocktails–Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Tom Collinses. The show also has helped call attention to an endangered but important Chicago architectural style. Mid-century modern buildings are on the 2015 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list, and Landmarks Illinois president Bonnie McDonald credits the AMC hit “Mad Men” for its celebration of style in...

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