| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:13 AM
After being damaged twice in the past week, the Horses of Honor statue that stood in front of the Wrigley Building should be back on his hooves in no time, the artist who designed it said.
Diana Leviton Gondek, the Naperville artist who decorated the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Three buildings that share a Gothic Revival style of architecture and gray limestone cladding on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus could soon become part of a historic district, officials announced on Tuesday.
The Commission on Chicago...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:43 AM
Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924.
The ongoing renovations, which have...
| Apr 21, 2013
Chicago is no stranger to bombs.
We live in a relatively bomb-free era, the first such respite Chicagoans have enjoyed since at least the middle of the 19th century.
The city that gave the world the mother of all explosive devices and ushered in the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Here are the 2014 winners of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects Awards:
•Beverly Shores Residence, Beverly Shores, Ind. — Booth Hansen
•Jinao Tower, Nanjing, China —...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Another horse statue honoring police was found broken into several pieces this morning on the city's Magnificent Mile.
Shortly after 3:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a damaged statue at 744 N. Michigan Ave., according to the Chicago Police...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A few of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Horses of Honor fell victim to their popularity during a busy Chicago Marathon weekend, with two vandalized and several damaged after people climbed or leaned on them.
The horses, decorated by...
| Jul 1, 2005
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...
| Jun 19, 2005
"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...
| Jun 19, 2005
Chicago business icon Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., whose renowned namesake building is an architectural gem, is studying its long-term real estate needs, including a move from its historic headquarters building, the Chicago Tribune has learned.
If the company...
| Feb 27, 2005
You had to wonder when Donald Trump's Chicago skyscraper would descend into a circus. Last week, it showed signs of doing just that when city officials and Trump sources revealed that The Donald may stretch the spire atop his tower to potentially absurd...