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18 Places That Prove Chicago Is America's Best Architectural City

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

Chicago is home to some of the best architecture known to man, and now it wants the world to know. Using Italy's Venice Biennale of Architecture a...

Kim Bellware

5 Lessons The World Can Learn From One Of History's Most Intrepid Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.18.2014 | Good News

This post is part of HuffPost's Good News USA series, which showcases both past and present ways cities across the country have created a positive imp...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: See The Hidden Treasures Of Chicago's Most Famous Buildings

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.18.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's stunning and diverse architecture is one of the city's most defining characteristics -- yet the interiors of many of the Windy City's most s...

Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall Gets an Interior Redesign

Lynn Becker | Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago
Lynn Becker

At 220 by 120 by 18 feet tall, it's sometimes been described as the world's largest single-room schoolhouse. Still, Mies split up the space with subtle low partitions, primarily the free-standing oak panels that define the center core.

NeoCon 2013 Preview

Amanda Schneider | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

If you are heading to the show, here are a few exhibits and presentations that should be on your agenda.

PHOTOS: Illinois' 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

The South Side home of "father of modern Chicago blues" Muddy Waters, a group of Windy City bascule bridges and an elegant 1920s theater are among Lan...

PHOTOS: Immaculate David Adler Mansion Hits The Market

Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago

A pair of prolific architect David Adler's designs in the ritzy North Shore suburb of Lake Bluff hit the market on Monday. The French-inspired, Adl...

PHOTOS: Chicago's 7 Most Endangered Historical Buildings

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Preservation Society has revealed its 2013 crop of "The Chicago 7," its annual listing of buildings at high risk for demolition. "We t...

Architectural Artifacts Founder Talks Diner Food, Roller Derby

Posted 03.08.2013 | Chicago

Architectural Artifacts founder Stuart Grannen knows a gem of an artifact when he sees it, and in April will be celebrating 25 years of having the lar...

PHOTOS: Frank Lloyd Wright's Furbeck House Re-Listed

Posted 01.31.2013 | Chicago

Architecture buffs take note: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Furbeck House in the suburb of Oak Park just outside Chicago is looking for a new owner. The ...

Final Christmas For 132-Year-Old Bronzeville Church

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

Tuesday may be the last Christmas ever for the St. James Catholic Church in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. The 19th century neo-Gothic church...

Is This The Fanciest Walgreens Ever?

Posted 12.08.2012 | Chicago

Gawking, staring and lots of "wows:" those were among the reactions from shoppers as they scoped out the stunning new flagship Walgreens which opened ...

PHOTOS: 150+ Sites Partake In Open House Chicago

Posted 10.13.2012 | Chicago

Ever wonder what that funky mansion down the street looks like on the inside? What about the corner bank that was built over a century ago? Or the cit...

The Chicago Cultural Plan Takes Chicago Global

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

I was a one-person Chicago tourism center roaming Western Europe taking on an unfortunate stereotype one person at a time. If someone dared imitate Al Capone, I was ready!

Exploring Chicago's Lakefront From Lincoln Park To Grant Park

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

Enjoy numerous recreational activities, first-rate shopping and untamed nature within the city limits.

PHOTOS: Streeterville Condo By Star Architect Is A Jaw-Dropper

Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago

A new real estate listing at 600 North Fairbanks Court, designed by Helmut Jahn, is sure to turn heads. Jahn, the "bad boy of architecture," accord...

PHOTOS: Contemporary Three-Story Lakeview House Just Under $1 Million

Posted 05.12.2012 | Chicago

A modern, three-story house in Lakeview designed by AIA Merit Award-winning architect John Issa has been placed on the market with a $925,000 price ta...

Will City Tear Down Temple -- Or Will Preservationists Turn It Into A Museum?

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

A 99-year-old West Side house of worship slated for demolition by the city has inspired action among historians, preservationists and area residents w...

Is The Wrecking Ball Pointed At Historic Wilmette Home?

WBEZ | Posted 04.21.2012 | Chicago

In what could be a stunning architectural loss, a beautiful Wilmette residence with ties to three prominent 20th century architects--including Frank L...

Integrated Versus Fragmented

Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol

In order to provide clients with a "simple user experience" architects must begin to take responsibility for the entire process of design and construction.

Open House Chicago: Free Architecture Tours Offered

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- From downtown high-rise buildings to neighborhood landmarks, a Chicago architecture group is offering free behind-the-scenes looks at dozen...

Stanley Tigerman Retrospective at Yale

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

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PHOTOS: Illinois' Most Successful Building Preservations, Then And Now

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

To commemorate the 40th anniversaryof Landmarks Illinois, a statewide organization that advocates for the preservation of historical state landmarks, ...

Was Frank Lloyd Wright's Visionary Architecture Sustainable?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Over the seven decades of his long career, Frank Lloyd Wright created some of the most innovative buildings of the 20th century. But advances in build...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Most Endangered Historic Buildings

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A massive fire that ravaged the city in 1871 may have destroyed some valuable pieces of Chicago history, but in the years following the notorious blaz...