Architect Adrian Smith is the king of supertall buildings (and invented the word). How high can he go? Chicago magazine profiles the designer of what will soon be three of the world’s four tallest buildings.
After refusing to fight in Vietnam, the champ was exiled from the ring—so he settled into a quiet life on the South Side. The Tribune revisits his sojourn.
No budget means uncertainty for universities, and the students who would go there. The New York Times gives a warning.
How do you design a supertall “anti-tower”? Reach across Lake Shore Drive, to begin with. Curbed Chicago looks at their plans.
The revolution starts in Chicago. Wired visits the new company.
Gakirah Barnes died at 17, leaving 27,000 tweets intersecting with the city’s gang conflicts. The Sun-Times explains.
Compounding the problem in low-employment neighborhoods is the distance required to get to jobs. The Chicago Reporter rides along.
Montgomery Ward, a turn-of-the-century Supreme Court justice, and British common law created an immense legal barrier to replacing a parking lot. Chicago magazine tells the long story.
To begin with, it’s actually a damn good bar to just drink in, before catching the next big thing with a small crowd in a dodgy layout. Pitchfork sings its praises.
Vertical farming has been a buzzword for years. Is it ready to grow? Fast Company explores the scene.
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