Soaring from the river’s edge, Jeanne Gang’s St. Regis Chicago is one of the most significant additions to the skyline in a generation. The architect talks about its most innovative features, showcased in these exclusive images.
As an architecture critic who’s also a South Sider, I’m quick to boast about the stately homes on Bronzeville’s King Drive, say, or Beverly’s Longwood Drive. But here’s a confession: My favorite block in the city isn’t on the South Side. It’s on a short street called Midway Park, which harbors a collection of houses … Read more
Long overlooked by preservationists, these quirky modernist buildings give a jolt of Southern California nostalgia to a sleepy stretch of the Northwest Side.
Jeanne Gang’s most important work is woven into the fabric of the city.
Columbus Park, circa 1935 Photo: Courtesy of the Chicago Park District “We all need the living green or we’ll shrivel up inside,” the Chicago landscape architect Jens Jensen once said. “To make the modern city livable is the task of our times.” I think of those words when I stroll through Columbus Park, a 135-acre … Read more