Thompson Center On 'Endangered' Spaces List, Joins Chicago 7 Once Again“This year we continue to see the threat to our public resources, which is of great concern, from the potential sale of the James R. Thompson Center, to the loss of 20 acres of Lakefront parklands in Jackson Park, the Midway and the South Shore Cultural Center for the proposed Obama Presidential Center."
Open House Chicago Welcomes Visitors This Weekend“Pick an area that you’re curious about, where you know there are one or two sites that you absolutely need to see. And just go see everything there. And kind of make a day or afternoon of it."
'Southern Exposure' Shines A Light On South Side Architecture"It also needs to be seen where there are people, neighborhoods, landmarks and beauty. (Where) people fall in love and they laugh in the park, and do all those things just like they do in other neighborhoods."
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill To Design O'Hare ExpansionThe concourses, which will cost about $1.4 billion, will complement the Global Terminal and concourse, a Y-shaped, 2.2 million-square-foot structure designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang.
Thompson Center On List Of Most Endangered Illinois Buildings“People all over Illinois are working to save special places that help tell the unique stories and history of their neighborhoods despite the many challenges that stand in their way.”
Pritzker Signs Law To Sell Iconic Thompson Center In ChicagoPreservationists love the design but tenants have complained of year-round temperature problems and the building has not been maintained.
Thompson Center Listed As One Of Nine 'Endangered' Structures In ChicagoThis year marks the third year that the James R. Thompson Center is being listed. It's also known as the State of Illinois building. It was built in 1985 and designed by architect Helmut Jahn.
Unity Temple Reopens After Multi-Million Dollar RenovationsAfter years of multi-million dollar renovations, the Unity Temple in Oak Park is finally ready to reopen.
Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling IceEfforts to conserve energy at high-rises by using highly insulated windows have led to an increase in falling ice, because ice and snow more easily stick to the cold exteriors of newer skyscrapers.
Emanuel Says City's Reputation Not Limited To Crime ProblemsAfter defending the city’s nationwide image when it comes to violent crime while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes Chicagoans can see the progress the city has made, and know how much culture the city has to offer.
Chicago To Show Off German Roots During NATO SummitGerman delegates who visit Chicago for the NATO summit this weekend will feel very much at home in the city.
Bertrand Goldberg Retrospective At The Art InstituteYou walk among Chicago’s iconic buildings each day, but how much do you know about their history? Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 15, offers background on some of our most notable buildings as well as an overview of the distinguished architect’s career.
Architectural Tour Offers Glimpse Behind The Scenes Of 130 SitesFrom universities, to churches to funeral homes, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is offering a free behind the scenes looks at dozens of locations citywide.
Former Schlitz Taverns Up For Landmark StatusThe City Council is considering landmark status for eight current and former Chicago bars that feature a relief of Schlitz beer globe prominently on their facades.