| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror.
A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
When students stop by Carly Kocurek's office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, they assume her extensive book collection is on loan from the campus library.
"Wow, how many books does the library let you borrow?!" they ask.
The confusion is...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Former Tinley Park Mayor Kenneth J. Fulton passed away Nov. 20. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Fulton was mayor from 1965 to 1969 and served as a village trustee for 32 years, first from 1961-65, then from 1971 to 1999, village officials said.
He was a...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
By virtue of its jaw-dropping stock of landmark buildings, Chicago is a global architecture capital. Now it's becoming an architecture awards capital.
On Wednesday night, the Illinois Institute of Technology announced the first winners of its new...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A crowd of students and their families watched as the large wooden sling, with a pumpkin attached at the end, spun like an out-of-control Ferris wheel.
The catapult-like device, created by Illinois Institute of Technology students for the 10th annual...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more.
Streetcars, gondolas and trolleys are just some of the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
If you like your chapels with stained glass and gargoyles, then stay away from the "God Box."
That's the nickname of master modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious building. Its official name: the Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Consider yourself lucky the next time you're stuck in traffic on the Kennedy Expressway around Kimball Avenue: The delay will let you check out a visually arresting zebra of a building.
Dedicated Tuesday, this boldly sculpted academic structure is an...