Take a Turn Designing an (not “the”) Obama Presidential Library
Mar09

Take a Turn Designing an (not “the”) Obama Presidential Library

While the Jedi battle the Sith in federal court over where to put the still-coming-to-Chicago-for-now Lucas Museum (you can decide which side is which), another major new museum is chugging along with little opposition or fanfare. President Obama’s library —to be known as the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) — will be built eventually on the south side of Chicago.  Who will design the building is still being decided, but chances...

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Slice of Life: There’s a Crane War on Wells Street
Mar09

Slice of Life: There’s a Crane War on Wells Street

As anyone who’s not afraid to make up a good cliche will tell you, skyscraper construction is a marathon, not a sprint. An endurance race meant to be finished, not won. A test of stamina where every finisher is a winner. Or something like that. In the grand tradition of Chicago’s North Side vs South Side baseball battle, there’s a new East vs West standoff shaping up in River North, where two opposing construction...

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