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  • 75 years, 2 dynasties, 1 river

    75 years, 2 dynasties, 1 river
    The Wendella glides beneath the Michigan Avenue Bridge, headed toward the lake. From where I stand on the top deck, we seem to be moving without a peep. The curve of the bridge's shadow passes across the boat, which is studded with people from elsewhere,...
  • What statement did the 'American Gothic' knockoff make about public art?

    What statement did the 'American Gothic' knockoff  make about public art?
    It's not a shocker, really, that the figures lifted from one of American art's most famous images and made enormous and three-dimensional have proved so popular. There is something both surprising and pleasing about encountering God Bless America, J....
  • Chicago joins Earth Hour 2011

    Part of Chicago's skyline turned dark tonight as the city took part in Earth Hour 2011. To save power and support energy efficiency, lights were turned off at 8:30 p.m. at such landmarks as the Merchandise Mart, the Wrigley Building, the NBC tower and...
  • Where'd we get these etchings in our Pg. 1 logo?

    Where'd we get these etchings in our Pg. 1 logo?
    One design feature we've added to the enhanced Chicago Tribune that debuted this week is a woodcut image tucked into our Page 1 nameplate. A series of Chicago-themed illustrations evoking a sense of the history of the city and the newspaper will rotate in...
  • A proposal and an action plan in the `dibs' peace talks

     
    The solution...is as follows: 1. Get together with your neighbors and shovel/snowblow out as many spots as you can, or, if you're really ambitious, the entire block. 2. Put up the following sign next to each spot: THIS IS A......
  • Chicagoans offer condolences

    The British Consulate in Chicago had received a couple of hundred phone calls of condolences by Thursday afternoon, acting Consul General Jonathan Darby said. "It's a very emotional response we're receiving," Darby said at a news conference outside the...
  • Wrigley Building clearly a landmark

    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...
  • 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...
  • Will Wrigley Building turn high-end condo?

    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...
  • Aspire to greatness

    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...
  • Redeemed

    Whew! Flamboyant New York developer Donald Trump isn't going to foist one of his trademark exercises in architectural glitz on Chicago. He has even radically altered an earlier plan that would have erected a bloated blob of a high-rise alongside such...