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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SAIC Turning Two Michigan Avenue Buildings Into One
Aug05

SAIC Turning Two Michigan Avenue Buildings Into One

As more and more college students flood downtown Chicago, its colleges and other places of higher learning are increasingly looking up.  Most recently—and most notably—Roosevelt University opened its angular vertical campus at 435 South Wabash Avenue.  Also, Columbia College has any number of vertically-oriented buildings, as does DePaul University. Now the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is joining two of its high-rise...

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