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  • Uptown enjoying an upswing

    Uptown enjoying an upswing
    There was a time, in its Roaring '20s heyday, when Uptown lived up to its name in more than one way. Yes, it stood higher than the Loop on the Chicago city map, but it also represented a glamorous step up from much of the rest of the Windy City. In his...
  • Under 'L' path among ideas for West Lakeview

    Under 'L' path among ideas for West Lakeview
    Back when I lived in Chicago's West Lakeview neighborhood, practically in the shadow of the Gothic steeple of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 1429 W. Wellington Ave., it was easy to spot the disconnect between the ever-more-lavish private homes going...
  • Joliet Public Library

    Joliet Public Library
    Last year the main branch of Joliet Public Library completed a three-year renovation that modernized an institution steeped in the past. The building was constructed in 1903 by Daniel Burnham and was redesigned in 1991 to double its size. Both the '91...
  • Obama: Wheels-up from Chicago

     
    by John McCormick President Barack Obama departed O'Hare International Airport at 10 a.m. CST today, ending his first visit to Chicago as the nation's chief executive. Air Force One took off to the west on a chilly, but sunny President's......
  • Event: Architecture and Design documentaries at the Newport Beach Film Festival

     
    The Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Friday, April 29, has created an admirable program of documentaries on art, architecture and design. It begins on Saturday, April 24, with a 2:30 p.m. short documentary screening that includes a...
  • Eats you're not going to find in Zagat's guide

    Best hummus in the back of a jewelry store: We loved the lemony, bright hummus from the Oasis Cafe, 21 N. Wabash Ave., where Friday is always couscous day and you can price diamonds while you wait. Best falafel across from an adult bookstore: Haifa Cafe,...
  • Was there a Dearborn? A landmarks primer

    Burnham Hotel: Daniel Burnham, a visionary architect and urban planner, was the chief of construction and director of works of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and co-author of the far-sighted 1909 Plan of Chicago. Carson Pirie Scott &...
  • At last: Opening Day for Millennium Park

    Above a blighted, sunken site once occupied by railroad tracks and a gravel parking lot, what is arguably Chicago's most expansive outdoor cultural project since the Columbian Exposition of 1893 is finally open. Millennium Park, which cost more than $475...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...
  • Wrigley Building clearly a landmark

    We live in Daleyland. Or Wonderland. Sometimes, it seems as if it's the same place. Mayor Richard M. Daley's recent assertion that the city will not seek landmark status for the iconic Wrigley Building takes us straight through the looking glass and into...
  • Beloved building vulnerable because it is not a landmark

    "London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, and Chicago has the Wrigley Building," the architectural historian Sally Chappell once wrote. That is an overstatement, perhaps--Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center are the city's real skyscraper...