How Many 100-Year-Old Bridges Are There in Chicago?
Mar24

How Many 100-Year-Old Bridges Are There in Chicago?

Taking stock of my favorite topic – Chicago’s bridges – it is of particular note that this year four Chicago bridges will see their 100th anniversary.  Amazingly all four are still in use serving the Drawbridge Capital of the World. That is, Chicago. Jackson Boulevard Bridge opened on January 29, 1916 Chicago & North Western Railroad Bridge (near North Ashland Street) opened July 30, 1916 Webster Street Bridge opened August 3,...

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12 Minutes With Adrian Smith
Mar24

12 Minutes With Adrian Smith

  There are “starchitects” who are big names with few real world projects, and there are architects who are stars who actually build amazing, fantastic, envelope-pushing buildings.  Adrian Smith is one of those later stars — someone who actually gets things done. The Chicago-born industry leader is known globally for having his name on such projects as Canary Wharf, and the General Motors Renaissance Center while...

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