Passings: Sidney Epstein
Feb05

Passings: Sidney Epstein

2016 is barely a month old, and it’s been a very rough year already for high-profile deaths.  Now Chicago’s architecture industry has been touched by the passing of Sidney Epstein at the age of 92. Reflecting its later-day bias, sadly Wikipedia does not contain an entry for Mr. Epstein, who joined the family firm in 1945.  But a selection of the buildings his firm worked on while he was there includes The Chicago Federal...

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Slice of Life: Dancing on Ed Debevic’s Gravy
Feb05

Slice of Life: Dancing on Ed Debevic’s Gravy

Still digging at the old Ed Debevic's site. Some of what they've found is just as tasty as the day it was served. pic.twitter.com/6WkjEjy5u7 — Chicago Architecture (@ChicagoArchitec) February 2, 2016 Yeah, we’ve been kinda harsh toward Chicago icon Ed Debevic’s lately. But what do you want from us? We’ve eaten there! Trust us, you’ll enjoy this little Slice of Life more than their little Slice of...

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Museum of Science and Industry’s LEGO Exhibit Starting to Click
Feb05

Museum of Science and Industry’s LEGO Exhibit Starting to Click

Last month we told you about Brick by Brick, the new Lego-based exhibit coming to the Museum of Science and Industry next month.  Now the nice people down at MSI have sent over a batch of photographs showing the progress putting the exhibition together so far.  Some of the pieces look like they’re going to be huge when completed. You’ll get a chance to check it out for yourself starting March 10.  Full details follow the...

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Art Deco Hospital Becoming Senior Living Center
Feb05

Art Deco Hospital Becoming Senior Living Center

A few days ago we published an interview with Legat Architects where we talked about repurposing municipal buildings when they’ve outlived their original purpose.  That’s what’s happening in Aurora this month, as work gets underway transforming the former Saint Charles Hospital into a senior living center. Details in the press release below the photo.   Verigreen Development Announces Start of Renovations at...

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