Archinect - News 2016-06-30T06:25:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T21:04:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed "A stack of neighborhoods": DS+R's design for Rubenstein Forum revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmqoh1lrypii9m6r.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/4069531/the-university-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago</a>, weary of holding large events off-campus, hired <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio and Renfro</a> to design a 90,000 square foot, multi-faceted meeting place. The result is the Rubenstein Forum, which will&nbsp;be placed next to the Harris School of Public Policy&rsquo;s future Keller Center and across the Midway from Rockefeller Chapel.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m5/m5z9efjgianzgv7l.jpg"></p><p>In terms of the design concept, Liz Diller stated that "we composed the tower as a stack of &lsquo;neighborhoods&rsquo; with meeting and communal spaces of all sizes&mdash;both formal and informal, calm and animated, focused and diffuse. The building prompts its varied populations to cross paths with one another where possible to enhance intellectual exchange. The lower floors of the Rubenstein Forum are porous and dynamic with connections to the campus and the community in all directions. As one climbs the building, there is a progressive retreat from the everyday to more contemplative spaces with dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.&rdquo;</p><p>What else is DS+R up to these ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946493/chicago-tribune-tower-inches-closer-to-hotel-residential-redevelopment Chicago Tribune Tower inches closer to hotel & residential redevelopment Alexander Walter 2016-05-20T19:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpw8xc4mh8bnfu42.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of developers on the short list to buy Tribune Tower want to convert the Gothic Michigan Avenue landmark into condominiums, apartments and even a hotel [...] The property also comes with something all developers love: land for new buildings. A buyer could build one or two more towers on the parking lot next door and on space created by demolishing some of the existing Tribune building that is not landmarked. [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>In other recent Chi-Town news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943941/aerial-cable-cars-proposed-for-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aerial cable cars proposed for Chicago</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936792/chicago-spire-s-gaping-hole-to-be-hidden-behind-piles-of-dirt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire's gaping hole to be hidden behind piles of dirt</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island Julia Ingalls 2016-05-19T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T15:08:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xih5ty15ovl8e4ab.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spokeswoman for San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin confirmed that the city and museum representatives are in early discussions about a site on Treasure Island, a destination in San Francisco Bay famous for a naval base. Los Angeles is also trying to stay in the game, with Mayor Eric Garcetti saying that Lucas' project would find a good home in the heart of the movie industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The lawsuit averse Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is openly courting other cities after Chicago's Friends of the Park filed legal action to prevent the project from building on its chosen Chicago lakefront site, may wind up in San Francisco, although Los Angeles (and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943909/waukegan-il-future-home-of-the-lucas-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waukegan, IL</a>) have offered themselves up as well. Rahm Emanuel, who was a vocal champion of the Museum's proposed locale, recently suggested a compromise in the form of moving the museum to the Lake Michigan adjacent&nbsp;McCormick Place East,&nbsp;but no one is compromising as of yet.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/lapyii14cw9szaaa.jpg"></p><p>The prequels to this particular saga:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against Lucas Museum holds off (for now)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943941/aerial-cable-cars-proposed-for-chicago Aerial cable cars proposed for Chicago Julia Ingalls 2016-05-05T21:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T14:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xfc24u3gsm6fq5q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/19439/london-eye-gets-eviction-notice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Eye</a> designers <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1923marks-barfield-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marks Barfield Architects</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/davis-brody-bond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Davis Brody Bond</a>&nbsp;have created a new aerial cable car for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148835364/how-chicago-s-reviving-chinatown-is-building-upon-its-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>. The plans, which are being sponsored by&nbsp;Lou Raizin&nbsp;and Laurence Geller CBE, have yet to gain approval from any official city agency, but in the meantime here are a few renderings of the gleaming cars gliding to and fro across the cityscape:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3t/3tj8qhkt0tnchnh1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k6/k6tfg1bqwy9bfq9n.jpg"></p><p>By cruising over the&nbsp;Navy Pier, the Chicago Lakefront, the Riverwalk running alongside the Chicago River, and downtown Chicago, the cable cars would "showcase an aerial vista of Chicago and its architectural&nbsp;heritage to the eyes of the world." The full video can be seen at the 26:42 mark of this much longer tourism presentation spiel:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943909/waukegan-il-future-home-of-the-lucas-museum Waukegan, IL: future home of the Lucas Museum? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-05T16:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T12:20:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e15b5b55onvpn20f.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the future of a Lucas Museum on Chicago's lakefront in doubt, the city of Waukegan is asking the organizers to look a little to the north. Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley reached out to Mellody Hobson, a Chicago financial executive and the wife of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, about locating the proposed museum featuring digital, traditional and narrative art on Waukegan's lakefront, a city spokesman said on Wednesday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a shake-up Tuesday wherein Chicago-based&nbsp;Friends of the Parks (which was taking a 30-day break from suing to prevent <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a> from being built) announced that it wasn't going to budge on its anti-LMNA position, George Lucas announced that he was seriously considering other locations. According to the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-lucas-museum-friends-of-the-parks-lawsuit-20160503-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Tribune</a> Lucas' wife, Mellody Hobson, noted that&nbsp;"this process has been co-opted and hijacked by a small special interest group." On Thursday, The Chicago Tribune reported that&nbsp;Mayor Rahm Emanuel <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-lucas-museum-met-0505-20160505-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">asked his Law Department Wednesday afternoon to ask a federal appeals court to reject the Friends of the Parks case before it is tried</a>. Could the force be with the industrial shoreline of Waukegan, Illinois, population 90K?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wdxhh0dtzb9sive.jpg"></p><p>You can conquer the box-office, but stakeholder groups are a whole different echelon:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941584/even-after-improved-plan-lucas-museum-still-mired-in-legal-and-financial-problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ch...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now Lawsuit against Lucas Museum holds off (for now) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-03T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:28:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zn3q0a7gn7i9ur4.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Friends of the Park] said in a news release that the stay "gives all parties the opportunity to have a more direct and productive dialogue to reach a potential solution about a museum site." [...] The move marks the latest twist in a controversy that began in 2014 when Lucas shifted the museum's location to Chicago... It gives momentum, if only momentarily, to a compromise plan for the museum that Emanuel floated last month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get caught up on prior news on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>:</p><ul><li><a title='The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a title="Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941584/even-after-improved-plan-lucas-museum-still-mired-in-legal-and-financial-problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems</a></li><li><a title="Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry defends MAD's design for Lucas Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114574679/frank-gehry-defends-mad-s-design-for-lucas-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry defends MAD's design for Lucas Museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941584/even-after-improved-plan-lucas-museum-still-mired-in-legal-and-financial-problems Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-20T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:02:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubu1rhxmdgfz5rth.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this plan creates a new complication all its own: a financing scheme that involves borrowing nearly $1.2 billion and extending five taxes beyond their expiration dates: Tax dollars collected in 2066 still would be paying off a deal cut a half-century earlier, in 2016. [...] By law both proposed museum sites are submerged lake bottom and have special protections. [...] If you're a citizen, you own what's called a fractional beneficial interest in this public trust land. You can use it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get caught up on the rocky development history of Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art:</p><ul><li><a title='The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a title="Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148349625/chicago-site-of-george-lucas-museum-in-legal-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle</a></li><li><a title="Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed</a></li><li><a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap The Lucas Museum may have found a new location – but is it "a trap"? Nicholas Korody 2016-04-15T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T14:33:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qapuw37zntf8agw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Does Mayor Rahm Emanuel want to tear down the McCormick Place East building to make way for the controversial Lucas Museum of Narrative Art? If reports to that effect are true, the move, which would demolish most of the massive structure, could be an olive branch to parks advocates dedicated to keeping the shoreline clear of buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Yet the move could also be a trap. By signing off on a plan to allow the Lucas Museum to be built east of Lake Shore Drive, parks advocates would be trampling on the very principle they have used in federal court to block the museum backed by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas."</em></p><p>For more on the controversial plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, check out some past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148349625/chicago-site-of-george-lucas-museum-in-legal-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138046023/chicagoans-still-split-over-lakefront-lucas-museum-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoans still split over lakefront Lucas Museum plans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118733414/george-lucas-open-to-moving-his-museum-to-los-angeles-if-chicago-isn-t-working-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas open to moving his museum to Los Angeles if Chicago isn't working out</a></li></ul><p></p><p><a href="http://giphy.com/gifs/girl-gf-tells-wfdzAgbvsK7Mk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via GIPHY</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938535/how-jeanne-gang-wants-to-make-police-stations-community-friendly How Jeanne Gang wants to make police stations community-friendly Justine Testado 2016-04-05T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvwkg4ahncgg3xkg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;A police station could be welcoming...And if you can remake space, you can change a culture." Out of that comes Polis Station...Working in their home city, [Studio Gang] looked at a typical station on the troubled West Side. Their proposal reimagines the station house, placing the secure areas at the back and a variety of public services &ndash; a library, daycare, mental-health-care providers and a community room &ndash; all sharing a grand public entrance and adjacent to new park space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933852/studio-gang-architects-selected-to-design-new-u-s-embassy-in-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang Architects selected to design new U.S. Embassy in Brazil</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149827841/jeanne-gang-wins-architect-of-the-year-in-2016-s-women-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang wins Architect of the Year in 2016's Women in Architecture Awards</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147905808/nypd-admits-to-using-stringrays-military-tech-that-sweeps-up-cell-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936161/a-bird-s-eye-view-of-la-with-geoff-manaugh-and-the-lapd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bird's-eye view of LA with Geoff Manaugh and the LAPD</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936792/chicago-spire-s-gaping-hole-to-be-hidden-behind-piles-of-dirt Chicago Spire's gaping hole to be hidden behind piles of dirt Alexander Walter 2016-03-28T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:54:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/ic8ypbvxbe1mlthq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was supposed to be a strutting 150-story lakefront symbol of the city's virility &mdash; but eight years after construction of the Chicago Spire skyscraper ground to a halt, the gaping hole where it was to have stood has instead become an enduring reminder of the Great Recession. So owner Related Midwest is now hiding the unsightly circular hole that would have formed the foundation of the world's second-tallest building behind a pile of dirt.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87047/chicago-spire-developer-in-talks-with-afl-cio-for-funding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer in talks with AFL-CIO for funding</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936194/amanda-williams-the-architect-behind-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-s-color-ed-theory-on-art-and-activism Amanda Williams, the architect behind the Chicago Architecture Biennial's "Color(ed) Theory", on art and activism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-23T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a45677c40a0d917fe96f68be3a2959f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been asked to do a lot of direct-action things, but have been hesitating to commit to anything. I feel like I need a strategy for this next step so I don&rsquo;t get mired in the social activism and lose track of the art and architecture. It doesn&rsquo;t mean that activism isn&rsquo;t important, but it is a slippery slope to start advocating all the time instead of using my unique lens to focus on these issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017 " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145210767/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-prepares-for-round-two-in-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a title='"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41 ' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/138278659/what-s-the-matter-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the matter with the Chicago Architecture Biennial?</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r2xgkbxudibkc7h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>One of the abandoned houses Williams painted for the "Color(ed) Theory" project, exhibited in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148835364/how-chicago-s-reviving-chinatown-is-building-upon-its-history How Chicago's reviving Chinatown is building upon its history Justine Testado 2016-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:05:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most modern Chinatowns are serving less as a singular manifestation of Chinese-American life than as a central gathering place for people to experience Chinese culture...And indeed, Chinatowns themselves were often built on the ground of former ethnic enclaves that had organically dissolved...But as Chicago&rsquo;s Chinatown demonstrates, this is not a predictable story. More than a hundred years after its founding, the neighborhood has a dynamism that can&rsquo;t be neatly scripted.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Chinatowns across the U.S. succumb to gentrification and shifting cultural preferences, writer Anna Clark spotlights the particular booming growth and expansion taking place in Chicago's Chinatown.</p><p>More in relation to urban growth:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145128860/shocker-new-york-tops-list-of-most-expensive-cities-for-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shocker: New York tops list of most expensive cities for construction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148425129/get-lectured-school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-spring-16 Get Lectured: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-18T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:48:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fihifoycw3avgea.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6087533/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of the Art Institute of Chicago</a>.</p><p>Have a look at SAIC's upcoming AIADO events below.</p><p><strong>Mar 3</strong><br>Anicka Yi&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mar 7</strong><br>Joep van Lieshout</p><p><strong>Mar 8-11: <em>Human Resources: A Series of Conversations on Design</em></strong></p><p><em><strong>Mar 8</strong></em><br>4-7 p.m.<br>"We Make the Road by Walking"<br>Nico Dockx, Lydia Kallipoliti, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Joseph Grigely, Eric Ellingsen</p><p><em><strong>Mar 9</strong></em><br>"Design Pessimism"<br>Sara Huston, Melissa Orlie, John Paananen, Stuart Sim, Bess Williamson</p><p><em>Installation</em><br>"Confessions from the Anthropocene"<br>by The Last Attempt at Greatness:&nbsp;Sara Huston,&nbsp;John Paana...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148349625/chicago-site-of-george-lucas-museum-in-legal-battle Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle Julia Ingalls 2016-02-17T13:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:29:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k4/k41tl1fp3eq9153v.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a filing Tuesday, the city asked the judge in the case to lift an order barring Lucas from starting construction before the legal fight is resolved. The city argues the order "puts the entire project at risk" because the museum "may choose to leave Chicago and relocate to another city." A status hearing is set for Wednesday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Will Los Angeles be the ultimate destination for George Lucas' museum? It's a possibility if the Chicago legal battles drag on, which makes one wonder: what would be the easiest, hassle-free site? Downtown? The Westside?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t1/t1qezqhdwdqsm5xz.jpg"></p><p><strong>In the meantime, here's a recap of the history of the Lucas Museum of&nbsp;Narrative</strong><strong>&nbsp;Art:</strong>&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118733414/george-lucas-open-to-moving-his-museum-to-los-angeles-if-chicago-isn-t-working-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas open to moving his museum to Los Angeles if Chicago isn't working out</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138046023/chicagoans-still-split-over-lakefront-lucas-museum-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoans still split over lakefront Lucas Museum plans</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147969262/chicago-s-marina-city-designated-official-landmark-status-it-s-about-time Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status — it's about time! Justine Testado 2016-02-12T15:22:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T21:54:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wc8i7kik9rq0igu.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...it's tempting to turn cartwheels over the Chicago City Council's vote to grant permanent landmark status to Marina City, the city within a city best known for its iconic corncob-shaped towers. Marina City was a landmark building that lacked official landmark status and was therefore vulnerable &mdash; if not to demolition, then to insensitive additions that chipped away at the sculpted beauty of its curving concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since the process began last July,&nbsp;Chicago City Council unanimously voted 48-0 (with the absence of two aldermen) to designate Bertrand Goldberg's midcentury icon as a historic city landmark as of Wednesday, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loopnorth.com/news/marina0212.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loop North News</a>.</p><p>"Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, deserves credit for championing the protection of Marina City..." Blair Kamin writes in the Chicago Tribune. "Yet it can't be forgotten that Reilly in 2012 supported the demolition of the Goldberg-designed Prentice Women's Hospital, a building that lacked Marina City's picture-postcard appeal but was nonetheless worth saving because of its boldly engineered concrete shell structure and humanistic interior.&nbsp;In a sense, Prentice died so that Marina could live."</p><p>Previous news on this topic:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147823826/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-major-grant-for-charnley-persky-house-conservation-management-plan Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan SAH1365 2016-02-10T17:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T22:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4j84ncsra4gbbi1.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians has received a $123,000 grant from the&nbsp;<strong>Alphawood Foundation</strong>&nbsp;to hire&nbsp;<strong>Harboe Architects</strong>&nbsp;to develop a conservation management plan for Charnley-Persky House. Designed by Adler and Sullivan in 1891&ndash;1892 when Frank Lloyd Wright was an apprentice in their office, Charnley-Persky House will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its design in 2016 with a new conservation management plan that will assess the current physical state of the structure, identify potential problem areas, and establish conservation priorities for the continued health of the building. Charnley-Persky House serves as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians, an international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. &nbsp;<br><br>As an advocate for heritage conservation, SAH is extremely grateful to the Alphawood Foundation for giving the organization the ability...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147194078/o-hare-airport-announces-1-3b-expansion-deal O’Hare airport announces $1.3B expansion deal Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T14:35:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdcyr16j8lbr4img.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's major airlines have struck a deal to build the final runway envisioned in the city's multibillion-dollar modernization of O'Hare International Airport, but new gates that experts agree are key to significant reductions in long-standing flight delays are not part of the pact. The agreement, which the mayor formally announced Saturday, calls for spending $1.3 billion to build a sixth east-west runway at the airfield&rsquo;s north end [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140878328/beacons-in-the-sky-photographer-carolyn-russo-celebrates-the-architecture-of-airport-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beacons in the sky: photographer Carolyn Russo celebrates the architecture of airport towers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107561423/the-next-generation-airport-is-a-destination-in-its-own-right" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next-Generation Airport Is a Destination in Its Own Right</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142853295/the-iconography-of-an-airport-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The iconography of an airport hotel</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145210767/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-prepares-for-round-two-in-2017 The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017 Justine Testado 2016-01-07T19:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T21:03:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z9q0vntnww7tylt.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Met with "unequivocal success", as described by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will be back in fall 2017.&nbsp;The Chicago Cultural Center had a bustling three months serving as the venue of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, "The State of the Art of Architecture", which ran from October 3-January 3.</p><p>While the content of the Biennial itself is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">up for debate</a>, the event attracted&nbsp;over 500,000 attendees. Students, educators, architects, and the general public got to check out <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/658383/cutting-across" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, full-scale installations like those from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/539255/lakefront-kiosk-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Lakefront Kiosk Competition</a>, and a slew of public programs.&nbsp;</p><p>There isn't much about the 2017 event just yet, but official dates, leadership, and the Biennial's theme will be revealed in the coming months. Stay tuned.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lgnjr6sjkoc1dzfh.jpg"></p><p>In case you missed it, here's plenty of CAB coverage from Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/658383/cutting-across" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's "Next Up" Mini-Sessions podcast interviews</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club – after 41 years! Alexander Walter 2016-01-07T15:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:27:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31v6ocojhgm7yg0a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanghai Tower has officially completed as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. [...] The completion of Shanghai Tower is especially notable for pushing Chicago&rsquo;s 442-meter Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower), once the world&rsquo;s tallest building, out of the Top 10 list for the first time since it completed in 1974. Willis Tower was among the Top 10 Tallest Buildings for 41 years</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat goes on to say: "Given the rapid development of urban centers in these regions and the new heights that are being realized by contemporary tall buildings, CTBUH data projects that it will be less than five years before Willis Tower also falls out of the Top 20 Tallest Buildings."</p><p><em>Cue the sad trombone, Chicago.</em></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.jpg"></a></p><p>&uarr; The updated CTBUH Current Tallest 20 poster (click image to enlarge).</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96101879/cranes-are-dismantled-from-china-s-shanghai-tower-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranes are dismantled from China's Shanghai Tower skyscraper</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Need a skyscraper? Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower just hit the market.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143898306/these-are-the-seven-finalists-in-the-obama-presidential-center-competition These are the seven finalists in the Obama Presidential Center competition Alexander Walter 2015-12-21T13:35:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:38:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39zy1be23lyagc42.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) to seven architectural firms, one of which will ultimately be selected to design the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) on the South Side of Chicago. [...] Although the RFP process is not a design competition, the RFP will require defined, visual responses from each candidate to present creative ideas in response to the Foundation&rsquo;s project goals.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137263124/obama-presidential-center-competition-attracts-140-firms-early-2016-selection-date-of-architect-expected-to-be-delayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sending out RFQs</a> to a broad range of (undisclosed but<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135669065/first-big-name-architects-confirmed-for-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> widely speculated</a>) architectural firms on August 26, the President and First Lady, together with advisers from the Obama Foundation, have found time to sit down and select seven finalists to receive a formal&nbsp;Request for Proposal. The top-picks aren't surprising and reflect the direction public predictions had already taken:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77876/adjaye-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Adjaye Associates</strong></a>, London, England</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Diller Scofidio + Renfro</strong></a>, New York, NY</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2791/john-ronan-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>John Ronan Architects</strong></a>, Chicago, Illinois</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renzo Piano Building Workshop</strong></a>, Genova, Italy</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SHoP Architects</strong></a>, New York, NY</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sn&oslash;hetta</strong></a>, New York, NY</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</strong></a>, New York, NY</li></ul><p>Martin Nesbitt, chairman of the Obama Foundation, said: "These finalists offer a variety of backgrounds and styles, and any one of them would be an excellent choice. We are excited to see this process moving forward because the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/517819/barack-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama Presidential Center</a> will be so much more than a library &ndash; this facility will seek to inspire citizens across the globe to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142823587/architecture-in-the-age-of-photoshop Architecture in the age of photoshop Nicholas Korody 2015-12-07T14:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T18:42:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5chjtxiaf5bfjnwm.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural photography is supposed to be different from the airbrushed images of nude women that are about to disappear from the centerfold of Playboy magazine. But what if an edited photograph of a building doesn't just crop out visual clutter like street lights but alters the contours of the building itself? What should we think about an architectural award that was bestowed on the basis of such a doctored image?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his column, Kamin scrutinizes the recent awarding of an honor award to El Centro, a building designed by Juan Moreno, by the Chicago branch of the AIA. Apparently, the architects provided the jurors with a photoshopped image of the building, notably erasing the clunky air circulation machines that crowd its roof and disturb its silhouette. With its regional awards, the AIA, unlike the Pritzker and other awards, does not mandate <em>in situ</em> inspection by jurors &ndash; or at least, up to now.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mot9zveq0opcpzhp.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142439179/design-and-power-locked-in-an-uncanny-embrace-ian-vollner-on-the-chicago-architecture-biennial "Design and power, locked in an uncanny embrace": Ian Vollner on the Chicago Architecture Biennial Nicholas Korody 2015-12-02T14:30:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:41:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgiz2kmdzovmgqyg.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Look closely and you might find that the two operations are connected: Bureaucracy turns out the statistical slurry, and architecture reconstitutes it into built form. And since the actual process of making architecture occupies the lower half, as it were, of this digestive cycle, it is generally held to be an ancillary thing, tedious and occult.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Given the popularity of this perception, it&rsquo;s understandable that the field of design is seized by a sneaking inferiority complex&mdash;which is why, from time to time, architects must meet up to remind the world, and one another, that what they do is Important Shit."</em></p><p><em>&#8203;</em>After some linguistic judo and a slew of qualifiers aimed primarily at tenuous power relations and poorly-disguised disciplinary insecurities, Volner concludes, "CAB has a fighting chance to emerge as the leader in its field."<br><br>In case you're not already glutted from all the reviews of the CAB, here's some more:</p><ul><li><a title="The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial" href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a title="Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139532431/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-the-architecture-lobby-s-uninvited-installation-takes-aim-at-the-field-s-labor-issues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues</a></li><li><a title="Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139400639/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tatiana-bilbao-s-solution-to-mexico-s-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage</a></li><li><a title="Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Myth-Making of New-Territories / M4" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139338717/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-the-myth-making-of-new-territories-m4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Myth-Making of New-Territories / M4</a></li><li><a title="Chicago Architecture Biennial: Hit or Miss? A Review" href="http://archinect.com/architectstasy/chicago-architecture-biennial-hit-or-miss-a-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial: Hit or Miss? A...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141742647/fire-on-50th-floor-of-chicago-s-hancock-center-left-five-people-injured Fire on 50th floor of Chicago's Hancock Center left five people injured Alexander Walter 2015-11-23T13:03:00-05:00 >2015-11-23T13:03:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ra8kabmmgz2gxj34.jpg" width="514" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five people were injured in a fire that broke out Saturday afternoon in a bedroom on the 50th floor of the John Hancock Center, officials said. [...] The cause of the fire has not been determined, officials said. [...] Earlier Saturday, flames could be seen shooting out of a window on the 50th floor, catching the attention of Michigan Avenue shoppers, some of whom were getting ready for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. A smoky smell lingered near the ground several hours later.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140899262/flying-firefighters-the-jetpack-is-quickly-becoming-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flying firefighters: the jetpack is quickly becoming a reality</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123352052/in-case-of-fire-use-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In case of fire, use elevators</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135264992/trial-by-fire-man-waits-out-raging-wildfires-in-concrete-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trial by fire: man waits out raging wildfires in concrete home</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141361583/prairie-futurism-designs-revealed-for-the-new-chicago-apple-store Prairie futurism: designs revealed for the new Chicago Apple store Nicholas Korody 2015-11-18T14:16:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:30:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3toh6jacp1f4p49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-rumored Apple store at the gateway to the North Michigan Avenue shopping district won't be a 2.0 version of the famous glass cube that forms an iconic entry into the retailer's Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan. It will be more like a high-tech version of Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes, with river views to boot.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a7wnlcwrvxwc0e7.jpg"><br><br>The Chicago Tribune obtained a draft report from Chicago's Department of Planning and Development that details plans for a new Apple store alongside the river and adjacent to the Michigan Avenue bridge. Moving away from the iconic minimalism of its flagship Manhattan store, the Foster + Partners-designed building incorporates Frank Lloyd Wrightian influences, in a nod to its particular regional importance.<br><br>Specifically, the 20,000 sq. ft. retail space will stand about 14 ft high &ndash; about half the height of the Fifth Avenue store &ndash; capped by a large, flat, carbon-fiber-reinforced roof with rounded corners. A significant overhang recalls the horizontal lines of the Prairie school, and is intended to provide relief during the sweltering Mid-Western summers. The walls will still be glazed, in typical Apple fashion, enabling sweeping river views.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z008l4nqqsgv5tw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71lko48e1pjoyr8t.jpg"><br><br>Similar to the Manhattan Apple store, the most-visible architectural element is in fact an entry pavilion leading down to a subterranean &ndash; or, tec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-10T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:33:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t64f1rf3z6g2t6j0.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[On Thursday, November 5], the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously voted to recommend Chicago Landmark status to the Marina City complex. [...] A resolution will be drafted and will head to the Chicago City Council in December for a final vote.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This seems like a done deal.&nbsp;As quoted in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loopnorth.com/news/landmark1105.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loop North News</a>, Commission on Chicago Landmarks chairman, Rafael Leon:&nbsp;"everybody recognizes those buildings around the world, that the moment that they see it, they see Chicago. I&rsquo;m so glad that we have gotten to the point of designating these buildings as landmarks.&rdquo;</p><p>For the lead-up to Marina City's landmark status:</p><ul><li><a title="Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Julia Ingalls 2015-10-29T18:00:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T21:11:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg3su222wjjpjlpz.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chicago City Council voted on Wednesday to approve the zoning proposal for the 300,000-square-foot Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will be located near Soldier Field.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a press release issued by Chicago Mayor <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101780190/chicago-mayor-blasts-trump-sign-as-tasteless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rahm Emanuel</a>'s&nbsp;office, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art President Don Bacigalupi said that&nbsp;&ldquo;[The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art] will also deliver nearly 200,000 square feet of new green space and accessible parkland along the lakefront for all to enjoy. We are excited to move forward with the Museum's construction.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>For more on the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>-designed Lucas&nbsp;museum, do check out:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vpcdvv6ntzpjlntc.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138046023/chicagoans-still-split-over-lakefront-lucas-museum-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoans still split over lakefront Lucas Museum plans</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/285oko98kn6omms8.jpg"></p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a title="Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/un/uncsnpygufvrnxlr.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139872783/giving-architects-their-due-and-drawing-buyers-by-naming-buildings-after-them Giving architects their due, and drawing buyers, by naming buildings after them Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-27T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-27T20:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/abpjmgyjuwrft83x.jpg" width="514" height="811" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Related Midwest, the Chicago division of New York-based Related Cos., will honor the prolific, albeit little-remembered, Chicago architect Edward H. Bennett and name its 843-foot apartment and condo tower at 451 E. Grand Ave. "One Bennett Park." [...] "I think that the buyers and the people who rent in this building will be people that are interested in architecture. I think they're the types of people who will recognize the Bennett name and who will be interested in learning more."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/139609547/welcome-to-evanston-illinois-the-carless-suburbia Welcome to Evanston, Illinois: the carless suburbia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-23T16:27:00-04:00 >2015-10-26T10:38:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18b2b16a2b89f49790c36d99ae449d69.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What if a suburban downtown became a place where pedestrians ruled and cars were actively discouraged? As it turns out, what looks like normal urban gentrification actually marks the success of one of the most revolutionary suburbs in America. And its approach to development is fast becoming a model across the region&mdash;a model even embraced by [Evanston's] urban neighbor to the south, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/139532431/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-the-architecture-lobby-s-uninvited-installation-takes-aim-at-the-field-s-labor-issues Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues Nicholas Korody 2015-10-22T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T19:02:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a38dv0luhlww1zwo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Join us for an uninvited Chicago Biennial installation consisting of scenarios depicting the absurdities of architectural practice/labor/work. We seek to expand the current conversation about architecture to include an actionable critique of the real, often tragic circumstances that precarious creative workers face on a daily basis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alongside the official installations and programmed events, a host of uninvited and unofficial events have coalesced around the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the first major architecture biennial in the United States. One of the most promising comes from the Architecture Lobby, "an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline."</p><p>After a reception from 6 to 11 pm next Friday, October 30, the Architecture Lobby will put on the installation&nbsp;<em><a href="http://https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2070698162/reworking-architecture?ref=project_link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(re)Working Architectur</a><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2070698162/reworking-architecture?ref=project_link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e</a>, </em>including&nbsp;a series of performances aimed at generating "new perspectives and possibilities for action on topics ranging from unpaid internships, the mystification of the role of the architect, and how we conceive of the value of our work."<br><br>The event also will include an architecture-themed "Beaux-Arts Ball" starting at 8 pm. Architecture Lobby encourages you to bring your dancing shows and a costume. The next morning, join...</p>