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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Slice of Life: Farmers Markets Season is Back!
May30

Slice of Life: Farmers Markets Season is Back!

Sure, they’re haphazard and overpriced, but there’s something about Chicago’s farmers markets that make us want to crack open our wallets and exchange greens with people from far-off exotic places like Michigan, and Indiana. This was the scene yesterday at the farmers market at Federal Plaza.  It looks like a pretty good turnout in terms of vendors.  Last year was paltry, and some markets even shut down due to lack...

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