The exhibition re-envisions a series of urban environments that are typical for Chicago in order to examine alternatives to the way architecture engages the city. It is a collaborative effort by five teams – David Brown, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman, and UrbanLab – determined to find potentials for spatial, material, programmatic, and organizational invention within the city. — City of Chicago
Same as it never was? What inspires a city to look back on abandoned plans? Along with the success of A+D Museum's "Never Built: Los Angeles", and anticipating the Bay Area's "Unbuilt San Francisco", The Atlantic Cities took a look at "City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future" at Expo 72 in Chicago. Originally presented at the 2012 Venice Biennale by University of Illinois at Chicago professor Alexander Eisenschmidt, the collection of alternate striking visions for the city will be on display through September 29.
The exhibition includes a panorama of the Chicago skyline, where viewers can use the Phantom City app to pinpoint 100+ of these remarkable, unrealized structures, including works by Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and Stanley Tigerman.