List+Pix: Wright Buildings Could Become Official World Treasures
Feb02

List+Pix: Wright Buildings Could Become Official World Treasures

One of Chicago’s favorite architects is in line for pretty much the biggest honor that can be bestowed on any member of any civilization: validation from UNESCO. The architect is Frank Lloyd Wright, and ten of his iconic buildings have been nominated for recognition by the United Nations body. To put it in Hollywood terms, when the aliens come to destroy the planet, we’ll gladly sacrifice little Timmy to save Fallingwater....

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Will a Scrawnier Wolf Get Everyone on Point?
Nov05

Will a Scrawnier Wolf Get Everyone on Point?

The current champion for largest and most controversial development in downtown Chicago (that actually has a chance of happening) is making its way through the approval process largely unscathed. Wolf Point (350 North Orleans Street) is the lupine child of Houston-based global mega-developer Hines, and Chicago-based local really-wanna-be-huge-someday developer Magellan.  Their architect, Pelli Clarke Pelli has made some changes to the...

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Tuesday Trivia: Before There Was Illinois

Q: Can you name all the entities that have claimed jurisdiction over what we now know as Chicagoland? A:  Illinois Country (borders undefined) Upper Louisiana (part of New France) New York (until 1782) Connecticut (until 1786) Northwest Territory (until 1800) Indiana Territory (until 1809) Illinois Territory (until 1818) State of Illinois (present) There may be others, but these are the ones we found.  History buffs, feel...

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