| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| Jul 13, 2014
Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples:
Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Frank Gehry is looking to have an eventful autumn, but much of the excitement will take place 6,000 miles away, in France.
The Los Angeles architect will be the subject of a career retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris starting Oct....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The builders of a subway that will run between Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Colburn School of Music are promising to deploy a triple helping of the most advanced noise-suppression measures to make sure the rumble of light-rail trains under 2nd...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The builders of a subway that will run alongside Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Colburn School of Music are promising to deploy a triple helping of the most advanced noise-suppression measures to make sure the rumble of trains under 2nd Street won't mar...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Look at Frank Gehry's plan for the renovation and expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and you'll see little of the Gehry we've all come to know. There are no billowing sheets of titanium, à la Guggenheim Bilbao or Walt Disney Concert Hall; no...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:15 PM
An engineering subcontractor's delays in carrying out the most distinctive design features of the exterior of the Broad Collection contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles have put the project at least 15 months behind schedule, according to a suit...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
She hasn't decided yet.
Or if she has, she's not telling.
But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...