A Tour of Glencoe’s New Writers Theatre
Feb16

A Tour of Glencoe’s New Writers Theatre

This past Friday, the Writers Theatre up in Glencoe opened its new $28 million theater building.  The Studio Gang-designed building is a modern marvel that somehow fits in OK with the staid and skeptical landscape of this suburban Chicagoland town.  At 36,000 square feet, it has enough room for two performance spaces, a public gathering space, a gallery, and rehearsal rooms. The building is designed to have an inner glow at night to...

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Chicago Botanic Garden Breaks Ground On New $26 Million Campus
May06

Chicago Botanic Garden Breaks Ground On New $26 Million Campus

Chicago Botanic Garden has broken ground on a new 25,000 square foot education center. The $26 million campus will reach full bloom and open by summer 2016. The Regenstein Foundation Learning Campus is the centerpiece of the garden’s new education center. Booth Hansen is designing the center (with an assist from sustainability experts at the Rocky Mountain Institute), and they’ll be shooting for a Platinum LEED designation. Booth...

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Slice of Life: Ducks in the Drink

We don’t do much from the suburbs on this blog, so here’s a pastoral scene of some ducks (look like mallards to me) enjoying a day at the Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road), which isn’t actually in Chicago at all — it’s way up in Glencoe, and not exactly convenient to public transportation.  Unfortunately, it is convenient to I-94, so there is the constant hiss of freeway traffic in...

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