Gates today, says Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, have a perception problem.
"The word itself is ambiguous," he says. "A gate can pe...
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This week, powers that be in Chicago will demolish a little work by Mies van der Rohe. A small part of his extraordinarily important campus for the Illinois Institute of Technology will bite the dust.
While the city and residents have embraced the river, the governmental agency responsible for the waterway continues to turn its back to the river and consider it an open sewer.
You'd never suspect that a great architect shaped the clunky brick box at the corner of 35th and Federal Streets. But the master of the steel-and-glas...
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