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Chicago Tears Down a Mies

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

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.

Chicago River: From Open Sewer to Crown Jewel?

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

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.

Tribune Architecture Critic Breaks With Preservationists: Threatened Mies IIT Building 'Utterly Dispensable'

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...