They Say The Neon Lights Are Bright, On Waaaaabash
Feb04

They Say The Neon Lights Are Bright, On Waaaaabash

It was a big night for Jack Newell and Seth Unger, the driving forces behind The Wabash Lights, a public art installation that made its beta-test debut beneath the Wabash L tracks Thursday evening. And looking at them gave us anything but the blues. Though, they *are* blue. Sometimes. The Wabash Lights project gained notoriety in June of last year, when Newell and Unger launched a Kickstarter campaign to procure the funding needed to...

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Lucas Museum Groundbreaking Imperiled; Mayor Accused of “Cover Up”
Feb04

Lucas Museum Groundbreaking Imperiled; Mayor Accused of “Cover Up”

The city of Chicago’s effort to throw out a lawsuit opposing the construction of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Chicago’s lakefront has failed.  Today, federal District Judge John Darrah ruled that the lawsuit trying to stop the new museum from replacing a surface parking lot next to Soldier Field can move forward. The lawsuit was brought by Friends of the Parks, which doesn’t think the museum belongs on...

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A Tower Crane Sprouts in River North
Feb04

A Tower Crane Sprouts in River North

It’s been a weird winter in Chicago. Our most recent weather event, as the Northeast dug out of double-digit snowfall, was a thunderstorm. And that sort of meteorological mayhem can wreak havoc in strange ways. Like tricking plant life into thinking spring has arrived. Which is exactly what appears to be happening in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. At 167 West Erie Street, general contractor Linn-Mathes has planted...

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Shoptalk: Jeanne Gang Gets a Residency in Rome
Feb04

Shoptalk: Jeanne Gang Gets a Residency in Rome

Chicago starchitect Jeanne Gang is among a select group of people honored by the American Academy in Rome with a residency in Rome.  She gets to stay in the Eternal City to study architecture, “in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation.” Read more in the AAR’s press release below.   AAR Introduces Spring 2016 Residents: William Kentridge, Kara Walker, Jeanne Gang, David Adjaye,...

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