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Architecture

7 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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