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Architecture

6 years
ago

Maya Lin on Landscape Architecture

The great landscape architect, famous since designing the Vietnam Memorial at the age of 21, gives a tour of her work at UIC.

6 years
ago

Is Sports Architecture in Decline?

New York City goes zero for three in its newest arenas. But Midwestern sports architecture provides hope for the future… and in Chicago, you can see its storied past, where it all went wrong, and where it started to improve.

6 years
ago

Jeanne Gang Talks Architecture at Stop Smiling

The local starchtect discusses “Reveal,” the new monograph about Studio Gang, as the Gang-designed Ford Calumet Environmental Center hangs in the balance. Alternately, Lisa Madigan appears on the Interview Show tonight at the Hideout.

7 years
ago

On the Life and Work of Chicago Architect Harry Weese

RECONSTRUCTING HARRY WEESE: At his peak in the sixties and seventies, Harry Weese was arguably Chicago’s preeminent architect, a visionary whose ideas helped revive the city’s fraying downtown and whose projects won worldwide acclaim. But his final years were marked by a sad, booze-saturated decline, and in time his reputation faded. Now a forthcoming examination of his architecture could restore him to the place of honor he deserves

9 years
ago

The Turnaround Artist

For years, Laurence Booth, one of the city’s most widely acclaimed architects, championed low-scale buildings and decried “antihuman” high-rises. Now he has designed three towers and has a fourth under construction. Why? “We have to make some huge changes in this country,” he says.

9 years
ago

Towering Ambition

The Chicago Spire aims to be the tallest skyscraper in North America. But will it get built? The twisting tale so far

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