The Art Institute of Chicago has installed a giant fake moon to cast a glow over Millennium Park this winter. All of you Loop-bound amateur astronomers who used to... Read More
At some point in a building’s life, whether it be before, or after, or during construction, a model of the building is made. Very often these models end up... Read More
The Nichols Bridgeway serves as a visual foundation for an architectural variety of Chicago... Read More
The Chicago skyline reflected in the glass of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago (111 South Michigan... Read More
The first big bloom of the season at the Cancer Survivors Memorial (399 East Randolph... Read More
There was an interesting note at a public meeting of the Grant Park Conservancy a couple of days ago. Bob O’Neill, the head of the organization, said that the... Read More
One of the more magical places in Chicago is the tiny northeast corner of Grant Park known as Cancer Survivors Plaza. It’s officially called ”Richard and... Read More
If you haven’t been to the Taste of Chicago in a while because of the crowds, this is probably the year to make a return trip.
There are fewer restaurants, fewer... Read More
While the potential relocation of the Chicago Children’s Museum to Grant Park is being hashed out in court, the broader redesign of the northern end of Grant Park... Read More
Depending on your viewpoint, Grant Park is going to either get more convenient, or continue to be overrun by crass commercialism.
Either way, more concessions... Read More
It’s going to be a summer full of change in the area of Grant Park surrounding Buckingham Fountain .
Construction has already begun on the Tiffany Garden.... Read More
If you haven’t seen one of these posters already, look for one to pop up on a city information sign near you soon.
There’s a fund-raising campaign to put... Read More
The competition to design a new memorial to Daniel Burnham marking the 100th anniversary of his plan for Chicago has been described as difficult.
A field of 20... Read More
Any large project undertaken in a major metropolitan area is going to be fraught with controversy. It’s just the nature of the game.
The current game being... Read More
As you read this, a distinguished panel of architects, urban planners, and other city insiders is deciding what is the appropriate way to honor the only man in history... Read More