Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chicago buildings

  • building blocks

    Chances are you've passed some building that made you wonder, "What's the story with that place?" The Chicago Architecture Foundation taps into that curiosity this weekend with Open House Chicago, a two-day event that offers free access to nearly 190 ...

  • Centennial celebration in Chinatown

    In 1928, the iconic On Leong Merchants Association Building was built, emphasizing Chinese design sensibilities, but made with classic Chicago materials such as terra cotta, said John Russick, director of curatorial affairs at the Chicago History Museum.

  • Expanded Open House Chicago begins Saturday

    Chicago is often said to be a city of neighborhoods. It's only logical, then, that for its second annual Open House Chicago—a free event that provides "backstage" access to more than 150 locations this Saturday and Sunday— the Chicago Architecture ...

  • The Reader's Agenda: Sat 10/13

    The Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts its second annual open house, a two-day event where attendees can learn about notable local buildings, including the International Museum of Surgical Science in the Gold Coast, the Logan Center for the Arts in ...

  • Have you ever walked by a building and thought, I wish I could see what's ...

    Now you can. This weekend, Oct. 13-14, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is proud to present the second-annual Open House Chicago: a free, citywide event that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 150 buildings across this great city.

  • Prentice Hospital and the Difficult-to-Acquired Taste of Brutalism

    Prentice northwestern. On WBEZ's Morning Shift, Lee Bey puts the battle of Prentice Hospital in the context of a greater debate: the future of "stark, cold" brutalist architecture, its divisive history in Chicago, and its implications for Prentice ...

  • Time-Lapse Of Art Institute's New Installation 'Building: Inside Studio Gang ...

    This innovative presentation of the work of Studio Gang Architects (SGA) allows visitors to see how buildings and projects are created, what issues they resolve, and how solutions are shaped.

  • Open House Chicago this weekend

    Visit mansions, exclusive private clubs, executive offices, ornate theaters, significant architectural buildings and more this weekend (and all for free) as part of Open House Chicago, an architecture festival presented by the Chicago Architecture ...

  • Open House Tour Offers Behind The Scenes Peek At Chicago Architecture

    CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez previews the Chicago Architecture Foundation's "Open House Chicago," which offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 150 buildings in the city.

  • Open House Chicago: Explore the city's skyline at Kemper Building Observatory

    October 10, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- This weekend, more than 150 of Chicago's most historical and/or interesting buildings will be open to the public to wander through -- free of charge. One of them is the Kemper Building Observatory. In 1962, the ...

  • Logan Center bolsters arts and architecture at U. of C.

    More than a decade ago, University of Chicago officials began contemplating a multifaceted new home for the arts that would also add to the campus' already notable array of architecture. They believe they have achieved both with the striking new $114 ...

  • Museums

    Ongoing: "Chicago Model City": A large-scale, 400-block representation of the Loop includes 1,000 highly detailed buildings. City photographs, maps and videos complement the display. Ongoing: "Chicago: You Are Here": Finding the "zero point" on ...

  • Visitors can get sneak peeks of Chicago sites

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Architecture Foundation is planning an event that will offer behind-the-scenes looks at some of the city's most popular places that are normally open "by invitation only.

  • Chicago investor pays $3.7M for Aurora building in Muskego

    HSA Acquisitions Inc. of Chicago paid $3.7 million for a Muskego building that Aurora Health Care leases for an outpatient clinic.

  • A new dean promises to shake up IIT's architecture school

    "I am about to live in one of Mies' buildings," Wiel Arets, new dean of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, says at the start of a recent interview.

  • Life's tough lessons

    She survived by holding down odd jobs and living wherever she could - on benches, in shelters or squatting in abandoned buildings. In her early 20s, she found steady employment, got an apartment and went back to school. Eventually, she graduated from ...

  • Go behind-the-scenes at Chicago restaurants

    Get a look behind the scenes at some of Chicago's most distinctive restaurants Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, during the Chicago Architecture Foundation's second-annual Open House Chicago, when over 150 city buildings will open some ...

  • Chicago opts for wellness competition over soda tax

    Pop machines in Chicago government buildings will carry calorie information and city workers will be able to win cash in a health competition paid for by Coca-Cola and other beverage giants under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today.

  • Do What You're Told

    The Chicago Architecture Foundation presents its second annual Open House Chicago in which 150 buildings throughout the city will be free and open to the public all day.

  • Two names for one place: Holy Name could go by "SEVEN30"

    A building in Chicago having two identities is nothing new. The Wrigley Building has two addresses, reflecting the fact that it is actually two separate buildings, built at different times. As is the City Hall/County Building, which looks like one ...

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