In 2006, critic Lynn Becker evaluated Gang’s Aqua building.
A new documentary examines St. Louis’s bygone Pruitt-Igoe housing projects.
Who needs a balcony?
Joseph M. Siry’s “The Chicago Auditorium Building”: a “Tolstoyan epic of architecture and social forces converging and exploding in late 19th century Chicago”
The Gropius in Chicago Coalition is seeking a strong showing of public support tonight for the saving on the Bauhaus-inspired buildings on the former campus of Michael Reese campus. Lynn Becker has the details.
* Megan Cottrell’s outstanding Chicago Now blog One Story Up has a good interview with David Schalliol, aka metroblossom, aka one of my favorite local photographers. His Isolated Buildings Studies series is incredibly beautiful, quite simply one of my favorite photographic projects ever. * In a post entitled “Civic Nihilism: This is your Olympics,” Lynn […]
Daley gives us but one choice for securing Chicago’s economic future, a choice between stagnation and an Olympics that lasts all of several weeks during one summer seven years away. He’s become like the drunk telling his family that their only salvation is, not in his sobering up and getting a grip, but in the […]
As noted in Lynn Becker’s cover piece this week, the Great Books Foundation has published a centennial edition of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s Plan of Chicago. The paperback version ($39.95) is a 9″x12″ thing of beauty, with lots of full-color illustrations and reproductions of sepia-toned photographs. There’s also a hardcover “collector’s” edition that goes […]
Lynn Becker’s tribute to late WFMT program director Norman Pellegrini has me misty-eyed, and wishing I was born earlier.
Local architectural writer and Reader contributor Lynn Becker discusses the exhibition “Boom Towns” Saturday at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Despite reports of its demise, St. Boniface Church has been spared the wrecking ball at least until March.
The Trib is asking for your best local blog votes. Here’s a cheat sheet, and my pick for the worst.
9/30: Lynn Becker discusses “Boom Towns!” at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Lynn Becker gets 6:40 of fame tonight at Pecha Kucha Night.
Bruce Mau: the next Daniel Burnham?