| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:17 PM
With the debut of Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park on Saturday, the snaky “bridge to nowhere” over Columbus Drive finally gets somewhere to go, the city gets another superpark tourist draw and Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets something more to brag...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:53 PM
At this awkward stage in its young life, the new Maggie Daley Park brings to mind a gangly teenager. Energetic? Absolutely. Graceful? Not yet.
It's strange to come upon this park, whose towering, tripod-shaped light masts resemble giant praying mantises...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Here is Christopher Hawthorne's look at the best of architecture in 2014.
Progress on remaking the Los Angeles River. The feds chipped in and momentum flowed; in a twist unimaginable even three years ago, river backers are now on Gentrification Watch....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Just before reaching age 80, I patched a leaky roof, disdaining professional help. This winter's storms will soon test my repair, thus demonstrating how much I remembered from architecture school before turning in my T-square and triangle almost 60...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Last week, I traveled to New York with Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin to photograph his review of the new One World Trade Center building in Lower Manhattan. The trip took me around the building from near and far and all the way to the top...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hurricane Mama, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, is a young mama, but she's already made her mark as the model for a 21st century organ. For her 10th birthday party Sunday night, she had a brood of nine performers on hand to celebrate. And the first...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A hundred and some years ago, an aesthetic force called the City Beautiful movement professed the theory that grand public buildings, lovely civic palaces, could inspire Americans to become good citizens.
It may be no coincidence that at the same time,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The recent outpouring of negative sentiment in Chicago against MAD Architects' proposal for George Lucas' lakefront museum is troubling to read.
Chicago is a great city for architecture and has historically supported innovative, forward-looking work....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"In the Paint: the Wade Collection 2014," featuring artwork by Dwyane Wade at the Brisky Gallery
By Micaela Hood, SouthFlorida.com, 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
When I think about Dwyane Wade, several things come to mind. He’s three-time NBA champ,...