Slice of Life: Grotesque in Hyde Park

A griffin stands guard at the apex of a gate on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.  Around it, various grotesques writhe and cling to the...

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Slice of Life: Living Off The Land

A group of people sift through the leaves underneath a tree in a Chicago public park.  There are probably lots of things you can eat in the city’s parks.  In New York, the city actually had tours that show you all the edible things in Central Park.  I don’t know if there’s a similar tour available in Chicago. I also don’t know what kind of nuts or fruits or berries they were gathering.  They...

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Slice of Life: Icy Anticipation

The skating rink at Midway Plaisance Park awaits the first skaters of the season.  This picture was taken about an hour before it opened for the season, which was long before snow fell on Chicago.  On the left is a young priest discussing skating techniques with a city...

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Status Update: University of Chicago New Hospital Pavilion Project

A crane towers over Hyde Park as it assembles the University of Chicago’s New Hospital Pavilion Project. Hopefully that’s a temporary name.  The 10+1-story project designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects & Cannon Design should be done in 2012, and will add 1.2 million square feet of space to the medical...

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Status Update: University of Chicago New Hospital Pavilion Project

A crane towers over Hyde Park as it assembles the University of Chicago’s New Hospital Pavilion Project. Hopefully that’s a temporary name.  The 10+1-story project designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects & Cannon Design should be done in 2012, and will add 1.2 million square feet of space to the medical...

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Status Update: New DuSable Museum

Work continues on the expansion of the DuSable Museum in Hyde Park.  The Roundhouse Project, as it is called, is being built in an 1800’s horse stable designed by Daniel...

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