Old Social Engineering Concept to be Reborn as Chicago Architecture
Oct24

Old Social Engineering Concept to be Reborn as Chicago Architecture

The 1960’s and 70’s were a great time for public art. Cities around the world spent millions of dollars on sculptures, paintings, and other works of art not for the lucky few, but for the unwashed masses. They were placed in public plazas, municipal buildings, schools and other places where they were intended to inspire, enlighten, and even passively educate. The idea was part of a utopian social engineering concept born...

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Chinatown Library’s Two Best Stories Are Its Own
Sep25

Chinatown Library’s Two Best Stories Are Its Own

Just about a month ago, the Chicago Public Library opened the doors of its newest branch at 2100 South Wentworth Avenue. The 16,000-square-foot facility will serve readers in the Chinatown, Bridgeport, South Loop, and Armour Square neighborhoods. Chinatown Branch, Chicago Public Library, 2100 South Wentworth Avenue The green roof is best seen from the Cermak Red Line station. A wonderful curving staircase leads you to the second...

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