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Trump Tower Hits Snags

The Wall Street Journal | Alex Frangos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Donald Trump's tallest construction project ever is facing some tall challenges. Many real-estate developers are under pressure these days as lenders...

Trump Promises 'The Best Lit Spire In Chicago'

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A reader of this blog, Steve Perlman, posed an excellent question Monday: Will the spire atop Donald Trump's Chicago mega-skyscraper be lit and, if so...

Downtown Dorm Project Doubling Capacity

Crain's Chicago Business | Alby Gallun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The owner of a new 456-bed dormitory in the East Loop wants to pack another 1,221 students into a planned 37-story high-rise next door. A joint ventu...

Now is a Good Time to Visit (and Rescue!) the Most Stunningly Beautiful Modernist House in Illinois

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Structure is the essence of architecture, good architecture is based on nature, and here it is beautifully abstracted. Autumn is a good time to see-- and save-- the Farnsworth House.

'Lost' Louis Sullivan Storefront Found

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The legacy of Louis Sullivan, poet of the skyscraper, has taken so many hits lately that you'd think Tony Soprano had a contract to rub out the man's ...

Robie House Closing For Repairs November 1

Chicago Maroon | William N. Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Robie House, a national landmark built by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, will reduce its public tour hours for one year, starting November...

University Of Chicago Completes Renovation Of Modernist Law School Library

The Wall Street Journal | Joel Henning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Chicago Law School is clearly one of the most competitive in the country. But its cluster of buildings designed by the Modernist arc...

Millennium Park Getting Pavilions Designed By Acclaimed Architects Van Berkel And Hadid

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The high-powered committee marking the 100th anniversary of architect Daniel Burnham's influential Plan of Chicago on Thursday will announce events de...

The Navy Vs. Modern Architecture In North Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Navy tried to portray Tuesday's announcement that it will demolish a landmark of mid-century modernism co-designed by Bruce Graham, the architect ...

Will We Lose Another Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps the greatest artist America has ever produced, in any medium. Up there with Louis Armstrong and Walt Whitman and Martha Graham. A creator of beautiful worlds. We are the stewards of his work. We are lucky to have it around us. Preserve it so when we need it, it's there.

Local Landmarks On Endangered Buildings List

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The last intact Route 66 filling station in Chicago, an Evanston mansion where the nation's 30th vice president once lived and a one-room school house...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Be A Modern Architect . . .

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is still flooded and they're desperately seeking funds to restore and reopen this masterpiece.