Throwback Thursday: All About the Daley Center
Aug20

Throwback Thursday: All About the Daley Center

We publish a lot of statistics about Chicago’s newest up-and-coming skyscrapers.  But today, we take a look back half a century at the building once known as Chicago Civic Center, now called the Richard J. Daley Center. With that in mind, here is an early 1960s firehose after the photo gallery: Architect: Jacques Brownson Architecture firm: C.F. Murphy Associates Architecture firm: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Architecture...

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How Chicago’s Mayor Used The Power Of Architecture To Influence Politics
Jun23

How Chicago’s Mayor Used The Power Of Architecture To Influence Politics

Richard J. Daley didn’t much care for modernist architecture. But his personal preference for classical design didn’t deter him from championing the development of sleek, steel-and-glass buildings like the Chicago Civic Center, the Sears Tower, the Inland Steel Building, and the Federal Plaza complex.   In fact, during his tenure as the city’s boss, the Loop and downtown Chicago underwent a transformational building boom. Along...

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Briefly: FLW’s Dog House, Ellis Cities, Cabrini Continues
Feb24

Briefly: FLW’s Dog House, Ellis Cities, Cabrini Continues

Peter Ellis New Cities has launched a new web site at http://elliscities.com.  From the press release: “The new site highlights the firm’s impressive project portfolio, which includes the new Jaypee Sports City, a 5,000 acre new city under construction in the south of New Delhi.” Places as a new, and rather thoughtful, article about Cabrini Green.  It’s long on history, which is useful for those of us who...

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