Video: University of Chicago to Open New Building Atop “Hong Kong’s Most Notorious Prison”
Nov30

Video: University of Chicago to Open New Building Atop “Hong Kong’s Most Notorious Prison”

Our Chicago Exports series usually focuses on buildings in other parts of the world that were designed by Chicago firms.  This time, it’s a little different. The University of Chicago has announced that it will build a new facility in Hong Kong.  The Francis and Rose Yuen Center is named for Francis Tin Fan Yuen and his wife, Rose.  Mr. Yuen is a University of Chicago trustee, a member of the 1975 graduating class, and a big...

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Chicago Firm Behind New Tower in Shunde, China
Nov16

Chicago Firm Behind New Tower in Shunde, China

Friends Of The Blog, Goettsch Partners, has released the details of its new office tower about to go up in Shunde, China. This is going to be a 650-foot-tall building between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It’s been a few years since I’ve been in that part of the world, and all I remember of it was fields and mountains and haze.  It’s simply incredible how quickly that part of the world is growing. And while Chicago is no...

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Tuesday Trivia: The John Hancock Center

Q: What famous Hong Kong skyscraper was inspired by the design of Chicago’s John Hancock Center. A: The Bank of China Hongkong...

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