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  • Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers

    Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers
    Bruce Graham, the hard-driving architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, and the John Hancock Center, the X-braced giant that became a symbol of Chicago's industrial might, has died. He was 84. Graham died Saturday at his home...
  • Inauguration ushers in new hope for National Mall

    Inauguration ushers in new hope for National Mall
    The cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
  • 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...
  • September 17 - Author Janice Metzeger

    September 17 - Author Janice Metzeger
    What Would Jane Say? Event: Friday, September 18 5:30 p.m. Northwestern University Settlement house 1012 N. Noble To purchase a copy of the book: What Would Jane Say? City-Building Women and a Tale of Two Chicagos What Would Jane Say? tells the tale...
  • First concert of Theodore Thomas' Chicago Orchestra

    First concert of Theodore Thomas' Chicago Orchestra
    The triumphant final chords of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto brought a storm of applause from the audience, assembled for the first public rehearsal and concert by Chicago's new orchestra. But the sense of triumph that pervaded the Chicago Auditorium...
  • The Lakefront

    The Lakefront
    For the fourth time, Montgomery Ward was entangled in a lawsuit over the destiny of the lakefront. For the fourth--and, as it turned out, the last--time, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Ward's position. Grant Park must remain clear of buildings, the...
  • The Congress Expressway opens

    The Congress Expressway opens
    One dignitary who spoke at the ribbon-cutting for the new highway that stretched west from the Loop noted that the project had been discussed for three decades. "That's enough talk," Cook County Board President Daniel Ryan summed up. "Let's drive it."...
  • Washington Park's promise attracting money, faith

    Washington Park's promise attracting money, faith
    Craig Huffman comes to the private-equity world with a multifaceted set of credentials: two master's degrees from the University of Chicago, stints in the non-profit world, and a stretch as a rehabber of distressed properties. Now Huffman is ready to...
  • 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...
  • $5 million memorial to Daniel Burnham is backed

     
    A design plan to honor famed architect and planner Daniel Burnham won the approval of the city Plan Commission Thursday, giving architects the green light to move forward with the $5 million tribute. The Burnham Memorial, which will be privately funded,...