Chicago Architecture Firm Happy to Not Be Needed Today
May06

Chicago Architecture Firm Happy to Not Be Needed Today

While you were sequestered in your micro apartment exchanging accusing stares with your cat (she totally ate the last Yoplait), the boffins down at bKL Architecture have been fighting the good fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. And now their part is done. The Loop designers of glassy things that scrape the sky have completed their mission of banging out protective face shields with a stable of 3D printers.  Face shield production at...

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SAIC Sculpture Restoration Project Stayed Close To Home—In The School’s Foundry
Nov18

SAIC Sculpture Restoration Project Stayed Close To Home—In The School’s Foundry

In 1906, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series (beating, who else, the Cubs). During that same year, down on 112 South Michigan Avenue, bronze sculptures of three Olympic athletes were cast and installed at what was then the Illinois Athletic Club. That’s where the sculptures created by artists Léon Hermant and Carl Beil have stood for nearly 110 years. The building’s occupants have changed since then. It’s now known as the...

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