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  • 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...
  • Daley to Trump: You're spired!

    Donald Trump knows what he likes, and he didn't like a spire on his Chicago building. "I hated the look of it," Trump said in October while discussing a recent design of the tower. Mayor Richard Daley knows what he likes too. His tastes run toward the...
  • One Trump reality worth all the hype

    Donald Trumps's 90-story hotel and condominium tower, which appears more real than ever after Thursday's ceremonial start of demolition on the Chicago Sun-Times Building, has more going for it than the hype associated with the reality TV show "The...
  • Trump dumps lofty goal for tower's spire

    Donald Trump's spire isn't going higher. The flamboyant developer and reality TV star said Tuesday he no longer wants to construct the nation's tallest building in Chicago. Last month, Trump caved in to Mayor Richard Daley's demand that he keep a...
  • Condos feel at home on Michigan Avenue

    Is Michigan Avenue, the fabled street of world-class shopping, trendy restaurants and office buildings instead becoming Chicago's version of New York's Park Avenue? One look at the number of vintage office buildings being converted into condominiums...
  • Playing the Trump card on spire

    Donald Trump knows a thing or two about gambling and its pitfalls. He runs a casino empire that went bankrupt. Now "The Donald" is asking Chicagoans to take a huge gamble on one of their most prized possessions: their skyline. But his lawyer and his...
  • Catching fall colors where America began

    CONCORD, Mass. -- When the maples turn, it isn't only autumn; it's peak tourist season in New England. City people phone fall foliage lines for color updates, and back roads are clogged with eager leaf peepers. But as 19th century essayist and poet...
  • Terrorist attacks turn 2 worlds upside down

    Terrorist attacks turn 2 worlds upside down
    We lived in two worlds in Chicago Tuesday. We were there in the horror of New York, Washington, that field in Pennsylvania. We were safely home. From the TV came the cries of people and of sirens so desperate they seemed next door. I looked out my...
  • Chicago's new sparkle

    "The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...