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  • Doing right by Wright too costly

    Depending on whom you asked in 1952, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Avery Coonley estate in Riverside was an aging landmark or a developer's gold mine. But to Carolyn Howlett and her husband, both driven artists who admired Wright's flair, it looked...
  • Volunteers who lent faces demonstrated `leap of faith'

    Being one of the Crown Fountain faces may be considered cool these days, but back when it was time to create that particular sub-community of Chicagoans, Mery Palarea-Lobos, 34 -- who is from Guatemala and recently graduated from the arts administration...
  • A transformation and regeneration

    'Public space is not the right place for objects," said Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. "That was a tradition from the 19th Century. There are plenty of wonderful examples. Today I think we have to change. It's not possible to continue adding objects....
  • Millennium Park's spouting faces

    Who are the everyday Chicagoans whose glowing, 50-foot-tall faces peer out from the Crown Fountain's twin steel and glass towers, slowly blinking and smiling at the city like benevolent giants? Good question -- and more on that later. But another...